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Silver 2020 People / Self-Portrait

Promised Land

  • Photographer
    Michal Konrad

I HAD A DREAM. I WAS FILLED WITH A STRANGE WEAKNESS. I FELT DROWSY AND TIRED. MY LEGS WERE AS IF THEY WERE ROOTS GROWN INTO THE GROUND. EVERY STEP WAS HARD AND MADE ME MORE TIRED. I STOOD MOTIONLESSLY, IGNORING THE SNOW AND COLDNESS. I SAW OTHERS GOING AWAY, BUT I WAS TIED WITH THE LAND. I PRAYED TO GOD. GOD TOLD ME TO PLAY MUSIC. The project presents a difficult relationship of a man to the place where I live. Despite the difficult existence, this man can not part with the land of his ancestors. With the land in which he has his roots.

MICHAL KONRAD (BORN MICHAL SMUDA), POLISH CONCEPTUAL AND DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER BASE IN WODZISLAW SLASKI (POLAND). AUTODIDACT AND FREELANCER, 1983. FROM AN EARLY AGE INTERESTED IN VISUAL. HE TRANSMITS HIS VISION WITH A CAMERA. HIS PHOTOGRAPHS BALANCE ON THE EDGE OF DREAM AND REALITY, OFTEN TAKING ON A SURREAL CHARACTER. SINCE 2016, HE HAS BEEN MAKING SELF-PORTRAITS, WHICH CONSTITUTE HIS EMOTIONAL ATTITUDE TO THE SURROUNDING WORLD. IN HIS PHOTOGRAPHY MICHA? KONRAD IS LOOKING FOR AND DISCOVERING NEW METHODS OF TRANSMITTING THE VISUAL IMAGE.