"The Champions" project explores how the contemporary society sees and values things like glory and success. It talks about preconceptions and our valuation of talent and effort. Being part of a society in which people is legitimated by their first prizes and their popularity, makes me think about priorities.
Even when these images suggest a strong connection with sports, the series also arises as a result of personal observations about life in general. In the age of the "likes" as indicators of talent; the age of the selfies and social networks; in a world where people paradoxically struggles to differentiate themselves while the desire to belong produces a near global mimicry, and considering the meaning of the word "thriunfalism" -as a disproportionate or unreasonable celebration of the perceived successes and virtues of a given group, religion, or ideology relative to those of others-, this work questions about individual and global considerations of being successful.
See the complete series at www.rominaressiaph.com