17 – 31 July | Opening: 17 July at 6pm
Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 12 – 7pm
CFCP present Vanishing Portraits as part of PhotoIreland Festival this July. An exhibition of photography taken by Jozwiak while traveling through Bulgaria alone. Feeling lonely and weary of travel he put together this collection of melancholic photographs.
“I think that this constant feeling of misery allowed me to notice things that would otherwise have escaped my attention. I became absorbed in the intensive work of documenting the subtle sphere in which the worlds of dead and alive interpenetrate.”
What attracted the author’s attention there was an untypical form of commemoration of the dead in which photography happened to play a crucial role. An in-depth research and documentation of this phenomenon led to the uncovering of some intriguing anthropological and cultural traces. Furthermore it became a starting point for the reflection on the very medium of photography seen as a carrier of timeless archetypes and symbols. The exhibition is meant to be a kind of journey report in which photos, some found scraps of newspapers and diary entries are put together to tell a story.