Exhibition in the spaces of Komuna Warszawa, available via online transmission and at www.sputnikphotos.com, part of the “Jak widać” (“As You Can See”) project, organized by Sputnik Photos.
The girls have been documenting their everyday life in the small town for over six months. I initially gave them a camera during winter photography classes and since then they have been sharing parts of their lives with me. – Justyna Streichsbier. This exhibition of natural, surprising, light and uncompromising photographs of Dziewczyny is an opportunity to see the world of teenagers from a small town. The curator Karolina Gembara finds everything she appreciates about photography in them, with an awareness of self-presentation and at the same time mocking it. There is participation, exchange and cooperation, which proves that photography is a tool supporting emancipation processes. There is a lady from a community center – an artist, an animator, sometimes a colleague who does not teach, but listens, observes, is interested. And they are – heroines. The world presented in the photographs is bizarre, eccentric, full of drama and challenges: school violence, misunderstanding, mockery, avatars, it gives an opportunity to find youself in them, both as a child and an adult. Girls show themselves on their own rules, balancing on the border of kitsch, performance and confession, questioning gender roles, religion lessons or canons of beauty.