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Dance of forgetfulness, 74th anniversary of the deportation of Wainakh.

Grzegorz Sosinski | Kazakhstan

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The main aim of the project is the illustration of the Chechen-Ingush deportation in Ferbuary 1944 by Stalin (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kirgizstan). Almost 99% of the population from the Caucasus have been deported to the steppes of Central Asia. Most of people died during transport and did not survive the first winter. This is one of many Stalinist crimes – genocide.

I try to find people from the first generation, who survived deportation. These people are still reluctant to mention that time. They are very surprised that someone from Europe after so many years wants to prepare visual story telling. There is an important question, why they not returned to the country after amnesty in 1957. Or whether they were ever in homeland?

Now it is just a collection of photographs – project on-going. The coloured photograpies show the places where they live now. The b&w portait is for the "hero" who survived the deportation and found oneself in a new country. Next I added some archival and contemporary photographies of their next generations.

The image of man as seen through the
record of understanding, meaning of memory, experience, between man and the "place" to which he is assigned; Often against his will. Connecting a man with a place against the background of historical events that change the image of today's understanding of the world. There are two worlds this central and one on the periphery used by the center.The image of man as seen through the
record of understanding, meaning of memory, experience, between man and the "place" to which he is assigned; Often against his will. Connecting a man with a place against the background of historical events that change the image of today's understanding of the world. There are two worlds this central and one on the periphery used by the center.

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