TIFA 2022 Book / People

Identity Is A Secondary Thing

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/People
  • Photographer
    Anna Hartman Ksycinska
  • Photo Date

„Identity is a secondary thing” is a documentary project about young people from Polish town Rzeszow. They spend time together seeking inspirations, experimenting with external appearance and sexual preferences. They are full of joy, but under the superficial colors and bravado, I could find deep layers of vulnerability, fears, loneliness and suffering of lack an acceptation and support. They try to compensate these feelings creating strong bonds inside the group, which gives them the opportunity to innocent hug, but also to look for first sexual relations, not necessarily heterosexual.