Emerging Photography Contender: Tsar Fedorsky

For The Light Under the Door, Massachusetts-based photographer Tsar Fedorsky captures a solitary life, illuminated by the pangs of wanderlust. 

Writes Fedorsky in her Artist Statement, “I’ve always wanted to travel and had hoped photography would bring me to far away places. I also knew that some of the most powerful work comes from artists who can observe what they know best - their home and immediate surroundings. An honest gaze on my own situation certainly seemed like a risk. ”

“Comfortable at home, I also yearn to experience the broader world. At times, I feel lonely and isolated, and seek comfort in art, literature, and in my imagination.  The black and white photographs move beyond realism and toward abstraction, linking concrete objects to imaginary ones. The light represents my desire to break free from the shadows I find myself in. This work contemplates the fear of the unknown. It’s about finding the courage to break through and follow the light.”

All images © Tsar Fedorsky

Each week, Feature Shoot editors showcase the work of one photographer who has applied to the Emerging Photography Awards in order to highlight the diverse array of applications we receive. This is not an endorsement of the photographer for the award.

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