I am a graduate of the Faculty of Journalism in Minsk and a student of the “Photographica” Academy in St. Petersburg and a Gaude Polonia scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland. I work as a journalist. I deal with documentary and conceptual photography, I focus on the topic of the culture of remembrance, I explore the topic of the nuclear power plant and migration.
Swiatłana Stankiewicz / Solidarity Art Residence
Distant Place (2012) is a project by Sputnik Photos about the Vistula river in Warsaw. The Vistula in Warsaw is more strange than beautiful. A forest grows along its banks, in the center of the city, which is separated from the river by a highway. River traffic has been extinct for over twenty years. Next to the city, the Vistula is something of a reserve, an unpenetrated enclave. It is incredible how distant a place it is, even though it is in the center of the city. On the one hand, people are always trying to get here, but keep having to find the way. A magical place and asylum for some, to others it is a gutter, a dump, a realm of rejected people and discarded objects. The effect of the project is an exhibition at the Copernicus Science Centre, made up of 20 large-format prints, as well as a book - a unique publication comprising 5 separate booklets contained in a single box. You can read more about the project here: http://www.512.kopernik.org.pl/en_index.html Photographers: Jan Brykczyński, Michał Łuczak, Rafał Milach, Adam Pańczuk and Agnieszka Rayss Project curator: Barbara Stauss Book design: Ania Nalecka / Tapir Book Design Coordinator: Marzena Michałek Client: Centrum Nauki Kopernik.