Feature / U / Boikos by Jan Brykczynski

I grew up in a big city, and perhaps that was the reason why I was always intrigued by small community life in the country. A certain Boiko village in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains became the place where my ideas about idyllic rural life materialised. What I looked for were the ambience and motifs that reminded me of the fairy tales that I had heard as a child, growing up in neighbouring Poland, within whose borders the village I photographed had been located before the war.