"Why bandits run faster than policemen?"
February 19 - March 14, 2009
Why bandits run faster than policemen?
After studying official life in my hometown I decided to look through private family pictures. I decided to study more deeply the work of Marian Kusik, an amateur photographer who came to my hometown at the beginning of the 1980s to work in a local chemical factory. Photography was a tool for him to become a member of the families. Then he followed and documented their lives for years. He created very sensitive, usually not staged, images of everyday life and family celebrations of the baby-boom generation during the period of normalization. Non-historical private footage thus becomes historic evidence of a certain mood. Something similar would not be possible nowadays. Everybody documents their children themselves. I was one of those he documented. It was my first encounter with the medium of photography. Later he gave me my first camera.
Lucia Nimcová - born in 1977 r. , Slovakia. Lives and works in Amsterdam. Studied at Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kusten, graduated from Institute of Creative Photography in Opava, Czech Republic. Works with photography, installation and video. She gained international recognition for her documentary projects about changing reality in Eastern Europe, "Instant Women" (2002-2005) and „Unofficial" (2006-2008). Received numerous prestigious international awards - ECB Photography Award, Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Fotografia Baume and Mercier Award, Mio Photo Award - Kasahara Michiko Prize.