Shannon Dermody's Photography Project Crushes Fairytale Endings and Exposes Reality, While Going Viral!

Hi guys!

I hope all is well :) Thanks again for reading. The other day, I came across a very moving photography collection on Facebook and I just HAD to interview the artist. Her name is Shannon Dermody and she allowed us to ask her a few questions avo9ut her twist on fantasy culture and how it effects society today.

"In my class we were assigned to create a 9 photo series. I have uploaded only 8 due to viewer purposes,but you can find it on my website an it is now unlocked! My concept I created was to show awareness of problems that is going on in the world today.So I decided to use characters that are held in a very high manner to show real world problems that greatly impact todays society. "

- Shannon Dermody

**Check out her full project here (Trigger Warning): Click me!

What made you create this project? 

I created this project because it was originally a school assignment. I had to create a 9 photo series that all flowed and worked together but was also different. I have always wanted to photograph powerful images. 

What are the most important themes to you in this project? 

It is so hard to pick which ones are the most important ones to me. They are all very important. I can personally related to a majority of the issues so that is why its hard to pick. 

What was your goal? 

My goal was to create photos that gave such an impact to the viewer. That it made them stop and think. Just stare at the photo and think. I wanted to be able to show awareness to these issues that are going on in the world. Issues people do turn the other way for.

What work do you plan to do in the future? 

I plan on creating more series similar to these ones, but with different issues and not use characters. I also am on my way to becoming an art therapist. I want to be able to help people with art. Art helped me be able to express myself and helped me a long way. I want others to be able to do the same.

Anything else you would like to add?

I didn't expect my photos to be a big hit. I am so glad they are! I have had so many messages of people thanking me for making them feel like someone cares, that someone knows these are issues. I had people telling me their stories and I felt so bad for these strangers because this world is so cruel sometimes. Know one should have to go through these things. Also it felt great knowing I am helping people feel this way, and I have had some say these helped them get some closure, I am not making money off these images but the people and how it has affected them is more valuable then any amount of money.