The Photo Issue 2016

A Polish Photographer's Dark, Dreamlike Series Shows Her Daughter as She Grows Up

Magdalena Switek is known for her distinctive style: a brooding mixture of street and documentary photography, all black-and-white.

av Magdalena Switek
2016 09 28, 12:00am

This story appeared in the 2016 photo issue of VICE magazine.

Though Polish photographer Magdalena Switek only began shooting in 2009, she has already become known for her distinctive style, a brooding, dreamlike mixture of street and documentary photography, all black-and-white. She often intermingles among these photos images of her daughter, showing her as she grows up, as Switek describes it, "her body balancing on the borderline between innocence and guilt, between unawareness and awareness."