Photos by Birthe Piontek entries for Photolucida's Critical Mass 2009
The Idea of North Individuation is a recurring theme Birthe Piontek's photographic work: the ways people struggle to belong yet be different at the same time. Sometimes, people’s quests for identity lead them to leave the beaten path, and take the road less travelled. And for them, the quest for self-discovery becomes a journey in every sense of the word. The fast-paced, anonymous life of the urban environment sometimes offers neither the time nor space for individualization, nor the comforting place needed for belonging.
I had seen some of Birthe Piontek photos posted above in Art Fairs and they really are quite beautiful. I first heard of her from Jen Bekman's 20 x 200 and bought one of her images. A YES for me!