ballarat international foto biennale 2011 Photobook Transient by Aldona Kmieć Photographer
Transient  – catalog of images by Aldona Kmieć Photographer

For my  fringe exhibition Transient at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2011, I delve into my archive of street photography shot both on film/digital. 

The exhibition chronicles my years of intrepid traveling, living between cultures and the flowing motion of being on the move.  I’ve always been fascinated by street photography and capturing what French photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson calls ‘the decisive moment’.

Living transient  – unexplainable, hard, exciting and painful feeling to be ‘in between’, constantly looking for ‘something’, moving places and living in different cultures. Traveling through light and space, contemplating time and flowing motion,  finding myself in ‘a location’ and then experiencing the  feeling of  a ‘dislocation’ again and again and again… I decided the best way to deal with these feelings was to put them on paper and file it as ‘done’. My photo-book features mostly b&w street photography and juxtaposed images from international locations.