Bronze 2022 / Book / Fine Art

Erna Helena Ania

  • Photographer
    Tomasz Laczny
  • Agency / Studio
    Blow Up Press
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Book/Fine Art

True story of a mother's love for her daughter, told by a grandson, in whose life its elements sound echo like. The end of the WW2. Polish-German borderland. A young German woman falls in love with a Polish guy. They are forced to hide their love and the fact she gets pregnant. After the war, she is imprisoned in the camp for Germans awaiting deportation from Poland to Germany. She gives birth to the author’s mum but because of her poor conditions, she has to give her away. The woman, hoping to be reunited with her daughter, decides to stay in Poland and achieves her goal 13 years later…