In ‘Evidence Of Being’ the photographers Noela Roibás ( Pontevedra, Spain 1985) and Daniel Regan (London 1985), both graduates from London College of Communication, explore the human capacity to overcome personal adversity through the use of creative tools.
Having being haunted by mental health problems, and by using photography as a mean of expression and communication, both artists have arrived at a similar conclusion: their creativity has helped them to overcome difficulties in their personal lives. Photography has allowed them to truly know themselves from within and to show it to the world without the use of words.Noela, with the project ’Irmá’, shows the daily life of her family. Her younger sister is affected by a genetic anomaly called Cri du Chat which has left her completely dependent on others. This has made a deep mark in Noela’s life and on her personality. Searching for answers, she created this series of photographs filled with energy, pure tenderness and raw emotion.
Daniel presents his powerful series ‘Insula’, in which he reveals his most painful moments of living with a mental health condition. The work explores his fractured identity through use of the body, places and emotive images that represent some of his darkest hours. ‘Insula’ is as a result of a most brutal journey of introspection. Unmissable.
Olga Pastor, London October 2014