The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography and PHOTOBOOKFEST 2018 present an exhibition of Małgorzata Stankiewicz "cry of an echo".
Małgorzata Stankiewicz is a Polish-Swiss photographer. She mainly works with black-and-white hand-printed and experimental photography. In 2017, Stankiewicz became the winner of Unseen Dummy Award, an international contest of book dummies for young photographers and designers, where the winner gets a unique opportunity to publish and present his photobook before the public. As part of "Weekend with UNSEEN", is being held an exhibition and the presentation of Małgorzata's photo-book "cry of an echo".
"cry of an echo" is the project dedicated to Białowieža Forest, Europe's last primeval forest. Two years ago, a threat loomed over the National Park: the government approved a large-scale logging project on its territory, and the area of Białowieža Forest started rapidly declining with every passing day. Despite the fact that it was talked so much about the need to save and protect such monuments of nature all over the world, the environmental community was in no hurry to intervene in this situation, watching as the unique nature reserve was irretrievably disappearing from the map of Europe. In that way, "cry of an echo" has become at that time a personal protest of the artist, her silent voice of opposition.
The project is being presented by large-format author's prints in mixed technique specially created for the exhibition in Moscow.
As part of artist-talk on May 27 at 18:00, Małgorzata Stankiewicz is going to tell more about the project that she touches on in the series "cry of an echo", and introduce to the audience all the stages of work on the project - from documentary shooting to experiments with development, masking, printing on rare Japanese paper (sumi-e paper) and other techniques that the photographer uses in her creative practice.