Paul / Paweł
|260 × 200 mm
print-run 50 copies, numbered & signed
200 x 260 mm
designed by Sven Lindhorst-Emme
Based on his own photographs as well as on family album treasures, Paul Koncewicz enfolds in PAUL/PAWEŁ his own family ties and gives us an unembellished, sensitive and empathetic insight into the everyday life of his binational family circle.
The German weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT writes about his publication:
“Photographer Paul Koncewicz takes the psychological term “family constellation” literally by working through his biography with PAUL/PAWEŁ: As a child of divorce, he moved to Germany with his mother while his father stayed in Poland.
Koncewicz later met his biological father as a student and began to photograph him both alone and together with him, just as he was already doing with his family in Germany; his archive of images of a constructed family history has been growing steadily ever since.
By retroactively depicting supposedly everyday scenes of family interaction, Koncewicz goes in search of his childhood, which despite all the breaks serves as an imaginary setting for points of contact.“
A strong publication — a strong family portrait that reveals something amazing: Two separate and at the same time united families, different and yet similar.