Life as Film?
March 3, 2014
In an exhibition entitled A Drama Feature Film of Polish Production, photographer Kuba Dħbrowski takes on the challenge of turning a vast collection of pictures taken at different times of his life into a narrative.
Dħbrowski became interested in photography 19 years ago at the tender age of 14. He took pictures of anything he found interesting, from kids in his neighborhood and tower blocks to music concerts and basketball games. He went on taking photos after high school, in college and later on as he became a father.
Even when jumbled together in no particular order, chronological or otherwise, the photographs in the exhibition appear to form scenes and episodes. What emerges from it all is a personal story of the photographer, his environment, friends and family. This is a colorful and dynamic story with a touch of nostalgia.
Along with photographs, the exhibition comprises a selection of videos and a slideshow with background music. The track selection includes global hits in new arrangements along with original tracks that could either be Dħbrowski’s favorite songs or a soundtrack to this unusual movie.
Until March 16; Zachêta National Gallery of Art;
3 Ma³achowskiego St.; www.zacheta.art.pl