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Rewind To Brotherhood

Michal Solarski and Tomasz Liboska go back to their childhood village, on the footprints of their friendship.

“We come from a little town of more or less four thousand people, in the southern edge of Poland. This is the place where twenty years ago, both of us were coming of age.” In their book Cut It Short, the photographers go back to the remote town where they grew up together, to reframe their early adolescence and its dynamics of marvel and transgression.

The place has changed and so have they, but they can retrace their own feelings and experiences in younger generations to create a poetic tale about friendship, time and the unpredictability of life. The title refers to the Slavic tradition called ‘Postrzyzyny’. Getting a short haircut for young boys is a “coming of age rite of passage”.

Cut It Short is published by
Kehrer Verlag
and available for the price of 35€.

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