Mark Power. From the series “The Sound of Two Songs.”
The artist’s statement:
"… Over time my focus inevitably shifted from an investigation into the effects of EU membership into a more subjective, poetic and autobiographical response to a country I grew to love. Alongside a series of portraits of some of the people I met along the way, the Polish ‘landscape’ is typically viewed from a respectable distance. It is a place seen by a foreigner, an outsider; a position I resolutely maintained throughout.
"As a subjective body of work it should be stressed that The Sound of Two Songs does not intend to be a factual account of what contemporary Poland is, or indeed what it looks like. This would clearly be an impossible task, no matter how much time I spent here or how many pictures I made. Having said that, I do cling to the belief that the series will become, in time, an important historical document of this fascinating period in Poland’s history."