A story about my partner’s family home in Slovakia; a story about the relationship with past and present. The environment once so familiar to Zuzana, which she is still lucky to enjoy, will be lost forever once her grandparents are gone. I decided to immortalize this vanishing world in the photographs. Sometimes items we surround ourselves with, and places we live in, can tell a lot about us and where we come from, sometimes as much as our own words. For Zuzana and I, the migrants who no longer live in Central Europe, those once ordinary and familiar places have become extraordinary, sometimes even surprising. Symbols have become decorations. Photography immortalizes. "Domov" means "Home" in Slovak and it is my gift to Zuzana and her family. Family photographs - a family treasure to be kept. "Domov" is ongoing series started in 2012 and continued on every home coming visit to Horna Streda and Detva where Zuzana's family lives.
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