Atlas of peripheries (from a series)

The Atlas of Peripheries analyses the state of my mind while abroad. It focuses on the phenomenon of separation from one’s native society. The daily effort to blend in goes hand in hand with a sense of insecurity and discomfort, a sense of existence on the periphery of this society. As I discover the new environment, I project this “peripheral status” into urban landscapes. The presence of man is noticeable but, at the same time, it is absent. The absence of the presence of man forms a parallel to my sense of absence in a new environment.

Paula Malinowska

freelance photographer