Entry Title: "Conversation Piece"
Name: Krzysztof Kowalczyk , Poland
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story|Portrait|Family|Portrait_P, Student
Entry Description: We are tied by strong bonds. During family reunions, my Grampa’s house, which is home to four generations, is vibrant with life. It feels warm and cosy. We are sitting at a huge table, feasting and talking. Meanwhile, I slowly come to realise that I hardly know my kin. I have always seen them as a group and never developed a deeper relationship. Thus, sitting there, I decide to get closer to my relatives. I deliberately break family ties to capture what cannot be seen in a group photo, reaching deep into the inner-selves of those portrayed.
The series was taken in my home region of Podkarpacie, Poland. Its name was inspired by a Luchino Visconti film.