Film by: Agata Grzybowska Music: PLEQ (Bartosz Dziadosz)
Gender based violence, domestic violence, molestation, maltreatment – practically no day without news on these subjects. Information on such cases floods out from the radio, television, press and the Internet… Sometimes such things happen far away from us, sometimes in our neighbourhood. Just round the corner. Sometimes they happen to people we don’t know, sometimes to someone we know. Sometimes to one from our family. The unspoken conspiracy of silence on this subject has finally failed. The range of such actions like #metoo makes us aware of the scale of the problem. Therefore we decided to investigate the problem of gender based violence in more details.
Moreover, this issue of doc! photo magazine also discusses such problems as loneliness and melancholy of the people who for various reasons have escaped their lives in the cities and settled in the Bieszczady Mountains, in the south-eastern part of Poland. The Bieszczady, for some a symbol of freedom, have become a trap for them which they are not able to leave.
Another topic covered in this edition of our quarterly is the war. The war seen from different perspectives. This experienced, that expected to break out, that which made millions of people leave their homes and who now try to start their new life on a foreign land from scratch, and finally that whose echoes have already passed, but which still casts shadows on the families of the victims.
This issue will also take you on a trip to not necessarily real worlds.
And of course, as always, this issue also includes lots of interesting reads.
Martyn Aim – Near Dark: The Battle for Mosul Carole Alfarah – Rebuilding… Life, Love and Memories Nina Berman | NOOR (doc! #7 & #37) – An Autobiography of Miss Wish Tomeu Coll (doc! #16) – Badlands Annie Flanagan – We Grew Up With Gum in Our Hair Cédric Gerbehaye | MAPS – Kashmir, the Valley of Tears Agata Grzybowska | inPRO – 9 Gates of No Return Miyuki Okuyama – Dear Japanese: Children of War Wojtek Wieteska (doc! #17) – Travelling Nadja Wohlleben – Shosho Jikinge – Grandmothers Fight off Rapists in Nairobi’s Townships Interviews:
Nina Berman | NOOR – She Just Wanted to Live (by Anna Akage) Annie Flanagan – Photography Is My Means to Learn and to Understand Essays:
Georges Vercheval - Frederick Baldwin and Wendy Watriss. A Long Journey in Photography Wojtek Wieteska - A Photograph Is a Love Letter
Version: Printed Publication date: December 18, 2017 No. of pages: 208 No. of photos: 147 (including 63 B&W’s and 84 colours)
Cover photo: Agata Grzybowska | inPRO
doc! – when the story matters
Among Angels (Kate Bush cover)
A tribute to Nature. Project dedicated to Kate Bush.
Song written by Kate Bush.
Concept, music arranged and performed by Michał Pepol DoP - Agata Grzybowska Sound Engineer - Robert Migas Edited by Agata Grzybowska and Robert Migas
Filmed in Poland, May-July 2017
Special thanks to Bartek Wąsik, Mateusz Łosiński and Piotr Winiarczyk.
"Only you can do something about it. There's no-one there, my friend, any better. I might know what you mean when you say you fall apart. Aren't we all the same? In and out of doubt. I can see angels standing around you. They shimmer like mirrors in Summer. But you don't know it. And they will carry you o'er the walls. If you need us, just call. Rest your weary world in their hands. Lay your broken laugh at their feet. I can see angels around you. They shimmer like mirrors in Summer. There's someone who's loved you forever but you don't know it. You might feel it and just not show it."
Agata Grzybowska for doc! photo magazine 9 Gates of No Return
Tribute to KM
„Wtargnąć fotografią w życie innych, z butami. A potem wyjść. Być tak blisko, że bliżej się już nie da i opowiedzieć o tym innym, światu. Ale tak, żeby też byli blisko. Żeby wstrzymali oddech, spocili się, podrapali, stracili apetyt. W krótkich, żołnierskich słowach, właściwie bez słów, jednym zdjęciem. Trudne. Nierealne. Krzyśkowi Millerowi, udawało się. Bo był mistrzem ignorancji i nie pytał o zgodę. Właził, wciskał się, czołgał, opierał plecami, kucał, wtapiał, biegł... Czapkę niewidkę zakładał. Robił wszystko, żebyśmy zobaczyli, poczuli, powąchali i nie przestawali myśleć. Żebyśmy wiedzieli, jak jest. Żebyśmy też byli na miejscu. Blisko.” Beata Łyżwa-Sokół, fotoedytor
Fotografie: Krzysztof Miller Montaż: Agata Grzybowska Współpraca: Maciek Jaźwiecki Muzyka: Bartosz Dziadosz Pleq Głos: Emil Zed