Silver 2018 / Book / People

9 Gates of No Return

  • Prizes
    Silver in Book/People
  • Company
    Blow Up Press
  • Photographer
    Agata Grzybowska

For decades, the Bieszczady Mountains in south-eastern Poland are a symbol of total freedom and direct, tangible contact with nature. But for 9 persons presented in the book they became a trap, which they cannot get out from. They live there far away from other people, often without electricity and running water, in the huts they built themselves. Why did they make such decisions? What was driving them? What did they run away from? What did they want to achieve in this way? What the loneliness and melancholy is for them? These are just some of the questions that the book is trying to answer.