Sofiya Pankevich

“The Sedge”

This series is about people with various psychic disorders. This problem aroused my attention when more and more people in my close circle gained one of those diagnoses.
The fact of the disorder is commonly suppressed; it’s not accepted and not comfortable to talk about. After research on this problem, I understood that people are in need to talk about their experiences, in need to be heard. To find the heroes, I made a post on social media on which received more than 40 answers from people wanting to tell their story.
The heroes told me their story, I made notes in which I marked their crucial sensations Human states are volatile, they can’t be replayed emotionally, but it’s possible to remember physically, through body memory.

Sofiya is a Russian photographer.

© Sofiya Pankevich