About This Project

Lise Johansson


I’m not here series

I’m not here is a series of self-portraits photographed in an abandoned hospital.  The project reflects on mental illness and identity in a transition state. This rite of passage is a vulnerable place in a void between the old and the new. The surroundings can become fluid and one may find themself now completely reset without status or identity.
What was before and what will come after? This transition between two states of being can incite both an aching and unease to return to what one once was but often cannot return to again.


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