We can express ourselves in different ways through facial expressions, speech and gestures. We use these acts of communication to express our feelings and emotions to another person. We do this by making emotions or states perceptible. But what happens if we try this in photography?

Photography has been known for its ability to let people identify themselves with what they see. Is this because our mind imitates expressions that we see? But then it is not what the photograph represents, it is the subject and the story behind the person. We need to understand what we see but also what has happened behind the scenes. In this work, I explore this exact medium of expressions in a way that challenges the act of communication. Because photography wasn't enough to represent the memories of the portrayed people, which caused me to use video and sound projections. 

© 2019 Leanne Wiggers