Search
Close this search box.

Marta Berens: “Dream Chapter” – Magical Illusion of a Photographer’s Reality

Marta Berens was Born in Warsaw, Poland.In 2012 graduated from the Documentary Workshop with Michal Luczak, at Academy of Photography in Warsaw. In September 2012 – June 2013 member of Mentoring Programme lead by Sputnik Photos collective with Adam Panczuk as a mentor.

Poland – 

Dream chapter is a part of my “Fairytale” story.

“It is out of reality that the most peculiar tale of all is born. (…) Some call me the Elder Granny, others – the Dryad, but my real name is Memory.

It is I who sits on a tree that keeps on growing, and growing, it is I who reminisces and tells stories.” *

This fairy tale is like a spell cast in an attempt to disenchant the past. It is an act of creating a new reality in which illusion is the truth.

They say that childhood is a time when one’s mind is asleep. Acting as a guide leading my daughter to consciousness I intend to implant in her a belief that “fairy tales are more than real, not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they make us realize that they can be conquered.” **

For my parents

* H. Ch. Andersen

** C.K. Chesterton

 

Photography by Marta Berens 

Related Posts

Jason Larkin: Tales From the City of Gold

South-Africa A city built on gold, Johannesburg was founded in 1886, when settlers and immigrants descended on the largest reef …

Francois Hebel : The Arles Aesthetic

France –  Francois Hebel, one of the most influential man in photography today boasts of a prolific career, spanning 12 …

Munem Wasif : ‘The notion of educating others is quite boring’

Bangladesh – Through rediscovering his own culture, Munem Wasif aims to raise awareness around the world with compelling images of …

David Hornillos Mediodia

David Hornillos: “Mediodia” – Spanish Midday Love For Orange Brick Wall

Spain –  Madrid’s Atocha station was formerly known as Mediodía (Midday), as it was the city’s Southbound railway hub. This …

Douglas Stockdale on Laura Braun “Metier-Small Businesses in London”

England –  The recent book published by Laura Braun, Metier, investigates the Small Business in London, a region where Braun …

Douglas Stockdale on Hiroshi Watanabe “The Day the Dam Collapses”

Japan –  First I need to declare that I may be a tad bit biased in my photobook review as …

Transgender in Armenia : Nazik Armenakyan

Armenia – Cross dressers and transgender women who engage in sex work have a more difficult time hiding their identities …

Marilene Coolens Lisa De Boeck

Marilène Coolens & Lisa De Boeck: “The Umbilical Vein” – Mother Photographs Her Daughter For 13 Years

Belgium – For The Umbilical Vein, photography team Memymom, composed of mother Marilène Coolens and daughter Lisa De Boeck, unearth a collection …

Celebrating Emerging Greek Photography: Nikolas Ventourakis – ‘Defining Cyprus’s Borderlands’

Greece –  ‘Defining Lines – Borderlands’ is a project focused on the areas in and around the Western Sovereign Base …