Choke recives an award
The image "Choke" has been selected to recieve a LensCulture Critics' Choise 2021 award. Ada Takahashi, principal of the Robert Koch Gallery selected the image as part of her personal top three. Here's why:
- At first, I was captivated by the sensual lighting of Kristine Nydahl's self-portrait and the seemingly classical nude form depicted. A closer look revealed braided hair and possibly rope wrapped around the artist's neck. The appearance of ribs on her slender torso seeps into consciousness, reflecting her struggles with body image. This courageous self-portrait is intensely revealing of inner conflict. What at first was an alluring figure study turns into a complex image that conveys disturbing torment lurking below the surface. The exquisite, unfolding image drew me in and held my attention as my interpretation of its significance deepened.
– Ada Takahashi
Read more about the Critics' Choice awards and see all 49 winning entries here: