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"art of Eight Limbs"

  • Photographer
    Wioletta Sedlak

The name Muay Thai in free translation means "art of eight limbs", i.e. two fists, two shins, two elbows and two knees. Fighting takes place in the ring, in stand-up collar. An important element is the fight in the clinch (short circuit), which is a characteristic, distinctive element of Thai boxing. The strokes during the fight of the players are inflicted with such force that a large part of the fighting ends with a knockout and the players land on a stretcher. The photo report was made in Bangkok, Thailand, 2015, among others at Rajdamner Boxing Stadium.

Wioletta Sedlak graduated Chemistry at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. In 2012, she began studying Photography at the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design, which gave her the opportunity to express herself through both creation, visual art and experimental photography, as well as helped her develop in reportage and documentary photography. Sebastiao Salgado's work inspired her and encouraged her to take photography of people in their natural environment: in the place of their work and life.