Verena BlokThe Netherlands
A photographer graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK) in the Hague, currently studying photography at AKV I St. Joost in Breda. In 2013 she won the Grand Prix Poznań Photo Diploma, which resulted in the presentation of her photographs from the series “Pachnę deszczem” [“I Smell Like Rain”] at PF Gallery in Poznań. In Wrocław she realised the project “Raz dwa trzy” [“One two three”] – observing Polish wedding customs with her camera. Her fascination with Polish weddings emerges from their authenticity and attachment to traditions – they are sumptuous, abundant and jolly. This is one of the few ceremonies during which it is natural for people to be photographed or filmed. “If this is part of the ritual, a photographer is welcome.” The exhibition of the photographs from the series “One two three” was held at the ECoC Wrocław 2016 information point – Barbara.