Photographer Patryk Karbowski is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay. These images are from his project ‘The New Poles‘. To see Patryk’s projects click on any image.
This project is about the new Poles or maybe post-Poles as well as my view of economical and social changes in Poland. The one who inspired me to begin working on the subject was my cousin and the fact that he is only seven years younger but the generation gap is so strongly highlighted. They are between 14 and 15 years old, from middle-class polish families and born after overthrowing of communism. They are also being raised in the age of the Internet and consumption. Both, aware of plenty of opportunities that the world offers and overwhelmed by enormous numbers of stimuli. This situation causes some kind of state of suspension that can be felt in the background which is also linked with the time of youth and maturation making it even more complicated. It was interesting for me to observe them as indicators of changes as well as explore my own feelings about the new world and new generation which is an important part of the project. I wanted the distance between the photographer and those being photographed to be seen. We do not fully understand each other and that’s the point, I think.
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