Terttu Uibopuu

 

Contemporary Photographers

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“Subtopia is about my first experiences as an immigrant in the United States. I moved to Cary, Illinois five years ago from Estonia, in Eastern Europe, and found myself in an unexpected place. I related to the women in my surroundings, but didn’t know how to react to the dull and repetitive environment. I felt like I had landed on the moon. I am portraying the displacement and loneliness while trying to integrate into a foreign land. Now that I have moved away, it is peculiar to witness how some women seem trapped, and yet others embrace where they are.” - Terttu Uibopuu