Pologne / Sélection du jury / 2014
“Distant Place” is a project by Sputnik Photos about the Vistula river in Warsaw. The Vistula in Warsaw is more strange than beautiful. A forest grows along its banks, in the center of the city, which is separated from the river by a highway. River traffic has been extinct for over twenty years. Next to the city, the Vistula is something of a reserve, an unpenetrated enclave. It is incredible how distant a place it is, even though it is in the center of the city. On one hand, people are always trying to get here, but keep having to find the way. A magical place and asylum for some, to others it is a gutter, a dump, a realm of rejected people and discarded objects.