7 KM EAST
What inspired you to start working on the project?
I have known the Nowa Huta district for some time and I always got the impression when I went there that there were objects in the landscape which seemed to be a bit odd, not matching the surroundings, but at the same time, created an interesting dialogue.
How did your work progress before you made the final version of your project?
Initially I just took a very open approach, but a er some time I decided the best way to tell the story was through the landscape and the objects within it. I see them as photographs of hidden monuments.
What is the central message you wish to communicate?
For me it’s about the relationship between man and nature. Not so long ago, this region was fertile farmland which was transformed within a few years by the communist party into a centre of heavy industry called Nowa Huta. It was an ideal socialist town, built for geopolitical reasons in order to neutralise the region, which strongly opposed the communist party. My project explores the e ect it had on the landscape through the traces le behind.
What photographic language do you use in your photographs and why?
I chose black and white in order to focus on form and highlight its importance in the project.