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Shame
Olga Świątecka

‘Hi, I would like to photograph shame’. These are the words I used while standing in the doorway of my subjects. In this manner I confronted them (and myself) about a difficult conversation we were about to have. I set out to create my own story of somebody else’s intimacy – through the means of a portrait as well as the written word. ‘Shame’ consisted of a process of muted photo sessions as well as hours of conversations with the protagonists. ‘Shame’ is a process of discovering that emotion, fascinating and unpredictable, process that made that word has taken on a new, very personal meaning.

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