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Marta Zgierska, Untitled (Post Series) 2014
Marta Zgierska, Untitled (Post Series) 2014

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Marta Zgierska, Untitled (from the "Post" series) 2016

Photography – pigment ink print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl, mount on Dibond, painted oak frame. —– Edition of 7 copies size 80 x 57.2 cm and 3 copies of size 130 x 92.9 cm. Availability: 1/7 in 80 x 57.2 cm and 2/3 in 130 x 92.9 cm.

In 2013, Marta Zgierska survived a serious car accident and went through several months of intense hardship (surgery, rehabilitation, depression,…).

The traumatic event completely redefined her photographic work and gave birth to the series“Post“. In seeking to embody her trauma through photography, Marta Zgierska practices it as a self-writing. She symbolically puts her fears at a distance by freezing them in a form of purity, and producing fragile images. Each photograph depicts part of its story metaphorically, suggesting it by the ellipse in a clinical aesthetic. Icy, almost silent images that form the rebus of a conversation reduced to the essential, the visual articulation of a minimal language of survival.

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Diane Dufour, Director of the BAL in Paris. Presentation text of the series at the 2016 HSBC Prize for Photography

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Views from exhibitions where the series “Post” was presented (selection)

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This image was published in:

Marta Zgierska, Post (Actes Sud, 2016)

Post

In bilingual, French/English edition at Actes Sud at the 2016 HSBC Prize for Photography, the Post series monograph has been awarded numerous international awards:

PDN Winner Photo Annual 2017, Photo Books, New York, USA

▪ Honorable Mention of: Best Photography Book from Central and Eastern Europe 2015 – 2016, European Month of Photography in Bratislava, Slovakia

▪ Best Photobooks of 2016 by Mark Power on Photobookstore Magazine

▪ Best Photobooks of 2016 Bitume Photofest selection

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