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Magdalena Wywrot (Świtek) / Poland

Magdalena Wywrot… Not Magdalena Switek anymore – I returned to my maiden name. I live in Krakow, Poland and from time to time in USA. Documentary photographer. I am graduate of Secondary Music School in clarinet class, Faculty of Management and Social Communication of the Jagiellonian University, Academy of Photography and workshop with SPUTNIK Photos Collective (Warsaw, 2012) and Vanessa Winship & George Georgiou (NYC, 2016).

In my opinion, the Earth is an incredible laboratory, in which we are destined to spend only a fraction of a second in the immensity of the universe. Everything we witness, experience and create belongs to us, regardless of what happens after our death.

I gather my personal gaze on the world. The purpose of this borderline is to be able to distinguish and capture. The moment between dream and reality, dirt and purity. I tell of the continuity of the body, the fragmentation of time, and the apparent unpredictability of our existence. I have been photographing my daughter for a couple of years now. It is a story about growing up, and liberation from the cocoon of helplessness. I watch her grow up, her body balancing on the borderline between innocence and guilt, between unawareness and awareness.

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