From this point on, her quest to recover this rejected identity colours the artistic endeavours of this young photographer, a gossamer thread linking her every piece. Through her images, she invites us to track the twists and turns of her deepest internal struggles. Imbued with the almost tangible pain of depersonalisation, they touch us, hurt us, and ultimately haunt us, too.
Faces is a slow introspection, full of emptiness and characterised by absence. Far from lifting the mask, these closed portraits depict characters wearing absent expressions. And when, finally, their expressions can be seen, they’re tinged with defiance and doubt. In an uncertain voice, Julia Vogelweith takes small steps towards shy self-acceptance. Faces is the story of a woman who gradually exposes others in the hope of accepting her own identity.