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STEPPING OUT INTO THIS ALMOST EMPTY ROAD


Stepping Out Into This Almost Empty Road looks at the moment of change when the most idyllic scenario becomes a horror of a political regime. From picking apples in the orchard to tear gas on the street. The book combines photographic material and texts that revolve around the permanent in-between state that is inseparable from the notion of migration. What happens when you’re forced to leave something behind and start anew elsewhere? What tools do you use to visualise the loss and the absence? How do you build your identity when the dialect you speak is rejected as a language? Despite being focused on stories of a specific community, the book makes visible what is universal in the context of transition.

Curated by Monika Orpik & Łukasz Rusznica
Design by Agata Bartkowiak
Excerpts of interviews conducted by Monika Orpik Colour proofing and prepress Krzysztof Krzysztofiak Proofreading of the text in Polish Anna Wacławik-Orpik Editing of the text in Polish Anka Herbut
English translation Jakub Gutkowski
Proofreading of the English translation Sara Pearce Translation into Belarusian Adela Dubaviec
Proofreading of the Belarusian translation Adela Dubaviec Published by Ośrodek Postaw Twórczych (OPT) 2022 First Edition, 500 copies
Printed in EU
ISBN: 978-83-966186-0-3

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REVIEW BY FABIEN RIBERY