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news | “I like you, I like you a lot” by Alicja Dobrucka – touching images of a personal story about family and loss in times of transition in Poland, appearing at KEHRER publishing

I like you, I like you a lot is a personal work about family and the experience of death and mourning. It responds to the tragic loss of the photographer’s 13-year-old brother Maks, who drowned while on a scout’s trip in 2008 in Poland. The images show the sequence of events in the aftermath of the tragedy. The camera became a shield protecting against the brutal reality of a helpless situation. The deceased brother and his closest friends formed a small group. Dressed in uniforms of American soldiers, they would play in Silesian landscapes reminiscent of paintings by Caspar David Friedrich. Communism ended in 1990 when Poland opened its borders to a flood of Western products and ideals. Maks and his friends were the first generation to grow up under that changing culture. The camera witnesses how they were enthralled by Western and especially American archetypes.

We learn from the text of Olivier Richon: “Kafka and Friedrich have been called upon as cultural off frames that...

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