Meeting in 2008 with beautiful people of Rwanda, artists, culture and history, meant that my heart began to beat to the rhythm of Africa.
Then when, at the end of 2008, I find out about the people resettlement in neighbouring DR Congo. The one who unfairly, according to my african friens, was accused in media, to be responsible for this, was gen. Laurent Nkunda. I decided to meet Nkunda, and through my photographs tell the true story of this man.
In January 2009; I was back in Africa, this time in search of the truth. Unfortunately, Nkunda becomes very uncomfortable for someone, and was arrested.
Instead of meeting him; I was offered a visit to the war zone, Goma and Massisi. I said yes.
Meeting with breathtaking, heart and mind soothing nature, which so dramatically interfere with the human tragedy left a deep trace in my heart.
This, is the way in which I photographed, human way. When in front of my lens is located a man, it is never the object photographed, it is always someone's son, daughter, mother, father. No matter which side of the conflict.
I am a Polish born Norwegian citizen. Photography is my life and work. I studied art and photography in Norway and am associated with many known photographers.
Meeting a person for me is to introduced to their life story, that with great respect, I want to pass on to others.
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