Fotofever 2012: Anna Orlowska, lauréate
fotoprize, a new prize created by fotofever, accompanies a young photographer taking his or her first steps into the art market. fotofever is offering Anna Orlowska, winner of the first fotoprize, a solo exhibition during its art fair in Brussels, from October 4 – 7, 2012. Some of her photographs will also be on display in November for the Mois de la Photo in Paris at four galleries in the Marais: Galerie Basia Embiricos, Galerie Binôme, Kijk Galerie and Galerie Photo12.
Anna Orlowska (b. 1986 in Opole, Poland) is a graduate of the photography department at the National Film School in Lodz.
This year’s jury was comprised of:
– Basia Embiricos, a gallery owner and founder of the Photo District Marais in Paris
– Sophie Gamand, editor-in-chief of Azart photography
– Nathalie Herschdorfer, curator of the exhibition reGeneration: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, organized by the Musée de l’Elysée in Switzerland.
– Michal Janica, Lablab
– Elviera Velghe, director of FoMu, the FotoMuseum of Anvers
Series Leakage by Anna Orlowska
Psychologists proofed that sometimes human memories can be fake, what if people's dreams and desires can be fake too? Not impulsive not wanted but programmed by parents and culture. How can we know what we really want and who we actually desire to be? How to distinguish our real needs and dreams from the fake ones?
How can one be oneself if all around us everything seems to be an illusion or just a phantom. How can you be yourself if we might be stuck in some fake "us" or fake reality?
My reflection of this is that people feel a great dissatisfaction which they can't even trace back to them selfs. In my pictures I am trying to capture tension and inquietude of the man who has been hunted by his own illusions.