"Passing by in the blink of an eye: Wiktoria Wojciechowska photographed Chinese cyclists riding in the inclement, on-going rain. She considers her snapshot-like images are real portraits, as they speak of the truth of an undistinguished moment." quote: Leica Fotografie International Magazine, Special Edition Winners - Oscar Barnack Leica 2015 I started working on this project during my first weeks of traveling in China, while I was walking around, observing, perceiving the new reality. On the streets many people were passing me by on their bicycles and scooters. I felt that I want to stop them to remember the expressions on their faces, different emotions, tiredness, forms of colourful shiny raincoats moved by wind, body reactions to the bad weather, low temperature, the rain... So I started pulling out individualities from the mass to keep them in my mind. One flash can freeze the moment - one moment of presence.
Wiktoria Wojciechowska - photographer, visual artist, born in Lublin, Poland. Graduated in Faculty of Media Art in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. The Winner of Oskar Barnack Leica Newcomer Award 2015 - project “Short Flashes” and Quatrieme Image Young Talents 2015. Her series “Own place” won Photo Diploma Award 2013 - international contest of photographic diplomas. Currently she is completing the project “Sparks” in the territory of conflict in Ukraine. The ongoing project won Art Griffin Portfolio Prize of Krakow Photomonth 2015. She took part in artist residencies in Reykjavik and Beijing. Her works were presented during the festivals in France: Voies Off Arles and Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles,Transphotographiques in Lille; Month of Photography 2014, Minsk, Belarus, Warsaw Festival of Art Photography, Poland, Month of Photography Bratislava, Slovakia and Photonic Moments Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia and published in magazines such as: GUP, ArchivoZine, ArtPhotoMag, Gente di Fotografia, L’Oeil de la photographie, Life Framer, Wysokie Obcasy, Urbanautica, Beijinger, Leica Fotografie International. Whats really is pushing me to do a photography is the idea of the moment of truth. Photos cut the reality in slices of instants. Some of this parts hide inside something special which can be capture by the camera. This tool brings possibility of pointing and showing to others the pieces of own sensitivity. In my works I use narration based on borderline of documentary and creation.