In the introduction to his new book, Piotr Zbierski states that “Echoes Shades” is a story about people living close to nature, about communities and tribes cultivating ancient rituals honouring their ancestors, and about alternative, natural medicine in Poland and Siberia.
The book is filled with black and white photographs that are hard to wrap your head around. Some are straight forward, but the majority are oblique, sometimes very spooky, images.
Piotr Zbierski (b. 1987) studied photography at the National Film School in Lodz Poland,where he continues earning a doctoral degree now. He he has presented his work in numerous countries including France, Poland, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia. His work has been featured in magazines like Shots Magazine, Ninja Magazine, Archivo Zine, Die Nacht, and Gup Magazine. In 2012 he won the prestigious prize for young photographers, the Leica Oscar Barnack Newcomer Award, for his series Pass by Me. His works are in the collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts and the Musée de l'Élysée. In 2016 he published Push the Sky Away, a triptych of his work from the last nine years. He lives and works in Lodz but travels frequently throughout Europe and in the more remote parts of the world. His travels are related to his interest in man and his culture - especially the spiritual.
More info on the book and where to purchase it is below.