Shacola debuted her otherworldly series, Sunscapes, at the store x exhibition A Shade of Pale, in May of 2018. In these monumental images Shacola literally pictures a vanishing culture. Since 2010, the photographer has travelled to Turkana and watched as one of the most beautiful and oldest tribes struggle to survive while preserving their customs and traditions as they are faced with new political and economic interests. Her photographs are not limited to the realistic depiction of a tough reality, but they highlight a feeling that spreads subcutaneously. Shacola, with the sun as an ally and catalyst, "burns" all that compose the desert landscape, focusing on the vibrant figures that preserve a whole civilization.
EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS
Gold Winner of The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) 2019 for "The Wedding Guest"
Winner of The Press/People, The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) 2019 for "Dressing"
"Green Room," Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Berlin
Winner of The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3) 2018, for "Sunscapes"
"Green Room," Cypriot Spring 2018 Photo Exhibition, Gasteig München GmbH
Sunscapes Awarded Honorable Mention for the 2018, Int’l Photography Awards, Deeper Perspectives
"A Shade of Pale," Store X, London, England
'The Calm Photography Movement', Getty Images Gallery, London, England
Green Room awarded first place, in the Book(self-published), People 2017, Int’l Photography Awards and second place in the Book, Documentary Category
'European Vision in Action', Nicosia, Cyprus
'European Vision in Action', Limassol, Cyprus
'Green Room', Argo Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
'European Vision in Action', Larnaca, Cyprus
'World Refugee Day Exhibition', Nicosia, Cyprus
'Just Care - Africa', Polis, Cyprus
'Just Care - Africa', Nicosia, Cyprus
'Just Care - Africa', University of Cyprus, Cyprus
'Just Care - Africa', Omikron Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
'Just Care - Africa', European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
'Just Care - Africa', Budapest, Hungary
'Men of Pallados', Formica Design Store, Athens
'Hope UNHCR', Lanitis Cultural Foundation, Limassol, Cyprus
'Cyprus Olympic Team 2008', Cyprus Olympic House, Nicosia, Cyprus
'Women of Sarri', Occhi Concept Store, Athens, Greece
'Athena's Berlin', Omikron Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
'Athlos', Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland
'Athlos', Omikron Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
'Athlos', Athinais Cultural Center, Athens, Greece