The art photography series «Emancipation of Light» was created by Ukrainian photographer Serhii Kovbasyuk in 2023. This series conveys the idea of liberating one’s inner light from limitations, freeing it from external boundaries, giving it space and ease, and demonstrating its beauty. The transparent fabric creates a mist-like effect, obscuring details but leaving the essentials.. The photographs can be seen as an allegory for the emancipation of individuals from social, cultural, religious, and other limitations that hinder personal development and self-expression. The «Emancipation of Light» series can be understood as liberation from all the factors that prevent us from being bright, light, and transparent. The photos depict not only the beauty of body forms but also the fluidity of movements, creating a feeling of lightness. The body blends with the movement of the fabric, giving the photograph dynamics and changing the sense of space. The form becomes a part of a greater whole, allowing it to be seen not only as physical but also as spiritual, as an element of light. The body becomes not just an object but a part of the artwork itself. The transparent fabric covering the body and face focuses attention on lines, texture, and movement instead of the individual. It symbolizes anonymity and universality, allowing the viewer to identify with the model and feel a connection to the body regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or any other attributes that may create barriers in perception. It prompts reflection on abstraction and minimalism, on how to separate oneself from external characteristics and focus on internal emotions, feelings, and experiences. These photographs show us that we are not always ready to open our body and soul to the whole world, and that each of us has our own secrets that we wish to keep hidden. But everyone strives for liberation or disclosure and upliftment of the human spirit, releasing our inner light. «Emancipation of Light» is aimed at inspiring viewers to strengthen their inner power and self-expression, despite limitations and difficulties that may be present in their lives. Each person can interpret the images in their own way and find their own meaning in them.
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