006. 2016


“Am I sorry? Or should I be sorry? I don’t know. I don’t believe so. I don’t know what I believe so. I don’t know what I should believe so. I hate you. Because you hurt me. Very much. And it still hurts. My soul hurts. Again. All in vain.I did everything right this time, though. Or not. I believed so. Whatever now. It is just like that. One more slap in the face. From you? From the life? I am disappointed. I am so disappointed in you. In all of you.
I am so bored of this. I don’t want to feel the pain. Again. The soul is so fragile. You are responsible for it, if you already tamed it. This is a shame, you forget about it. Maybe, you never knew it. This is my fault. I have misread you. Again.”

This series is a photo therapy project. And the pictures just like the statement are a kind of conversation with my ex(es), with all the men in my life. Also a conversation with myself a little bit. It is an overall, the “letter” you’ve never sent, the words you weren’t able to say it out loud, when you were supposed to. It is a closure. In a same time, it is also an open door to my feelings, to my thoughts of my relationships in the past.


Thorisdottir sisters. 2016


You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family. Family is the most important human relationship. It defines our personality and our personal development. Apart from our parents, siblings have the most important role in the formation of our identity.

In my project I’m exploring the sibling relationships. I try to understand the various types of ties: from the healthy bonds to the unusual relationships. I’m interested in the different roles in a power struggle between siblings – how they act and interact with each other. I want to see the individuals in the common stories.
In the book Sibling Bonds, Stephen Bank and Michael Kahn identified eight different sibling relationships. I observed the subjects of my portraits based on these categories.


Selina from Switzerland. 2017


Independent, powerful, smart women from all around the world. Travelers. Inspiring, open-minded, great souls, with the curiosity of the world, who prove they are brave enough to make their dreams come true. Who leave behind everything, steps over their own borders, get out of their comfort zones, to reach their aim they were born to have.
To explore, to experience, to believe, to live. Live a life what they choose to have, without expectations of anybody but themselves, without being under pressure in a men run world, without giving up themselves because of forced compliance from the society. Even if this route is not the easiest one…

We have never met each other before, only Iceland gathered us together.
There are no coincidences, I don’t believe in them. We all met on purpose, we have something in common; we are looking for ourselves…Sharing, listening, understanding, caring, connecting. I can tell, these girls run the world!

Note: The text above was written by the Artist. No modification was made by C.O.C.A.

Zsuzsa Darab


Hungarian photographer, currently based in Iceland. Born in Miskolc in 1989, Zsuzsa Darab graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME), in photography BA. In 2012, she obtained a scholarship to study painting and fine art in Denmark. In 2014, she studied at Aalto University in Finland under the ERASMUS. In 2015, she graduated in photography MA, and in 2016, she finished her study in design and visual art teacher MA at MOME. Then she did her photography internship in Reykjavik, Iceland, where she is still working as Jón Páll's photographer assistant. She has already exhibited several times in Budapest and abroad as well, e.g. Luxembourg, Vienna, Helsinki, Moravská Trebová, Paris, Istanbul, Warsaw, Greenville and New York.

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