The Dam

PhotographerKrzysztof Kowalczyk
Entry Description

The construction of the Świnna Poręba reservoir in southern Poland has continued for over 40 years, with the completion deadline postponed again and again. Meanwhile, local residents were banned from building new homes or even renovating existing ones. For decades, they were told that the project would be completed ‘any day now.’ Now that the last residents are gone, only a few traces of their presence remain. I explore them in search of the relationship between humans and nature. Resistant as they are, both are in retreat, slowly making way for the long-awaited water.

About Photographer

Documentary photographer based in Poland. MA Student at Institute of Creative Phography, Silesian University in Opava