ALEGRÍA

This body of work documents an ongoing personal journey towards resolving the effects of difficult life experiences through self-portraiture.

Alegría examines the influence of past trauma on my sense of identity and the process of rebuilding the fractured self.

The images I take as part of this self-exploration enable me to work through my fears and anxieties and rediscover myself as a resilient individual with the ability to heal.

Embrace , Alegría series, 2017. Shortlisted for the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait prize, 2019, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London.  Limited edition © Susana de Dios

Embrace, Alegría series, 2017. Shortlisted for the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait prize, 2019, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London.

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Look away , Alegría series, 2017.  Limited edition © Susana de Dios,

Look away, Alegría series, 2017.

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Despair , Alegría series, 2017.  Limited edition © Susana de Dios

Despair, Alegría series, 2017.

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Submission , Alegría series, 2017.  Limited edition © Susana de Dios

Submission, Alegría series, 2017.

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Self-soothing , Alegría series, 2017.  Limited edition © Susana de Dios

Self-soothing, Alegría series, 2017.

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Hold on , Alegría series, 2017.  Limited edition © Susana de Dios,

Hold on, Alegría series, 2017.

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Let the light in , Alegría series, 2017.  Limited edition © Susana de Dios,

Let the light in, Alegría series, 2017.

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Shivers , Alegría series, 2017.  Limited edition © Susana de Dios,

Shivers, Alegría series, 2017.

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Losing me , Alegría series, 2017.  Limited edition © Susana de Dios,

Losing me, Alegría series, 2017.

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Hide and seek , Alegría series, 2017.  Limited edition © Susana de Dios.

Hide and seek, Alegría series, 2017.

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Darkness and light , Alegría series, 2017.  Limited edition © Susana de Dios,

Darkness and light, Alegría series, 2017.

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Harmony , Alegría series, 2017.  Limited edition © Susana de Dios,

Harmony, Alegría series, 2017.

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