Wojciech Grzędziński Flashbacks

Memory – it always surprises me how it works. The same perfume on the skin of the same woman. The scent which even after many years manages to revoke the frozen frames of experience. A truck passing by on a sunny day. A horrible smell of rotting bodies… I have seen it all.

I close my eyes. Ever since I was a child, my dreams have been in colour. A mixture of events, when I am always trapped and have to fight. Sometimes snakes attack me, sometimes I aim at some attacker. I pull the trigger with all my strength, but I can’t move it. The aggressor is getting closer. He kills me. After a while, I’m in the same situation once again.

A black dog following me faithfully. Always by the side of his Owner. Depression. Just waiting for me to lie down.

Wojciech Grzędziński is a photojournalist based in Warsaw. His pictures were awarded in World Press Photo, Visa D’Or, NPPA, Sony World Photography Awards, Picture of the Year. In 2011-15, he was a chief of photographers and an official photographer of the President of the Republic of Poland. In photography, he is interested in human and emotions. He documented armed conflicts and their consequences. Grzędziński is a member of the Association of Polish Artists Photographers.


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