Sonalika Vakili was born in 1984 in Tehran. She got her BA in photography from Tehran University. Vakili has partaken in a number of group exhibitions. She was the final candidate (short list) for the grand prize of the LICC show in 2011, London, with her work “Interaction With Cindy Sherman,” and Honorable Mention (Pro) for the grand prize IPA on 2013.
“The Long Days of the Year”
In calendars that are different from those of Chinese, Latin, and solar, the period between early march and late June, when the axis of the Earth increases its tilt relative to the sun, the first season of the temperate zones, i.e. spring, arrives. The day lengths increase rapidly, the earth becomes warmer, the plants begin to grow, and everything becomes beautiful.
In these photographs, however, my understanding of spring is the elongation of days, and the influence the sun has on the way the flowers appear, makes their reality a fantasy before my eyes.