FANTASTIC ANIMALS AND HOW TO PET THEM
KLoé HOTEL NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS
The relationship between man and animals has been shaped by the history of civilisation, culture, and religion. The current situation of many species is dramatic yet the sentimental view on nature, and its qualities: with representations of animals of power being used as a sign of spiritual or strictly economic status is rising. Therefore I can see an interesting context of keeping an unusual animal at home.
The question arises: who is the main subject? The domination, cultural and economic capital, and love for nature?
For me, it's animals and their possibility to take over.
Kasia Ślesińska (b.1997) is a documentary photographer based in Poland. She graduated in photography from the Academy of Photography in Kraków. She has a Master's degree in Cultural Studies and New Media from Pedagogical University of Kraków.
She is currently studying photography at the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava, Czech Republic. In 2020 Kasia received an award at the Grand Press Photo in the Photo Young Picture Story category and won 2nd place at the same competition in 2022 in the Climate and Responsibility Picture Story category.
Her work has also been published in journals and magazines such as Gazeta Wyborcza, Polityka, Press and Pismo.