Marta Berens

Marta Berens was born in Warsaw, Poland. In 2012 she graduated from the Documentary Workshop with Michal Luczak, at Academy of Photography in Warsaw. From September 2012 – June 2013 Marta was a member of Mentoring Programme lead by Sputnik Photos collective with Adam Panczuk as a mentor. Marta is also a member of People You May Know Collective. She is a participant of ISSP Workshop “Photographing the Past” by Simon Norfolk July 2014 Winner of LensCulture Emerging Talents 2014. Marta is also a student of the Institute of Creative Photography at Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic. Today we share her series titled Fairytale.

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“FAIRYTALE”

“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”**
* H. Ch. Andersen ** C.K. Chesterton

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To see more of Marta’s work, please visit her website.



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