SEVEN different stories by 7 photographers by sputnikphotos.com
OAT GALLERY & ART CAFE 144 Stairs, Address: silamazis shesaxvevi 14
on FRIDAY, JUNE 29 th, 9 pm.
The main idea of the project is to show daily life of Belarus, as things seemingly far from politics and Lukashenko’s regime are not usually presented in mainstream media outside the country. A group of seven photographers of different nationalities went to Belarus to find out what is behind the ‘last dictatorship in Europe’ phrase everybody keeps repeating. Getting to know this country turned out to be difficult. As Victor Martinovich writes in his essay, in Belarus you constantly witness endless manifestations of a double system, there are two writers’ unions, from 1996 to 1999 there were even two parliaments ̶ life is hard and at the same time everything is clean and neat in Minsk, when you come for a visit.
Project was supported by the European Cultural Foundation.
Photos & Texts © by Photographers: Jan Brykczyński, Andrei Liankevich, Manca Juvan, Justyna Mielnikiewicz, Rafał Milach, Adam Pańczuk, Agnieszka Rayss.
Text "A Country of Borders" © Victor Martinovich
Curator: Andrzej Kramarz
Book Concept and Graphic Design: Ania Nałęcka / Tapir Book Design
more: Brides From Belarus +++ thedailybeast.com +++ Photographs and text by Justyna Mielnikiewicz