“It is not easy to take a picture of a person. For me it is an exciting and unpredictable undertaking for which I am rarely 100% prepared. The process of photographing another person is a constant struggle against our own complexes, fears, doubts and uncertainties.”
Masha Svyatogor is a Belarusian photographer living in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus. The photographer borrowed the title for her ongoing project from a Polish theatre director and artist, Tadeusz Kantor. He calls his workshop “Mój biedny pokoik wyobra?ni”, which inspired his most recent theatrical production, and roughly translates as My Poor Little Room of Imagination. “I fell in love with the name immediately” says Masha, “This project is about a very personal territory, an intimate place where a story about life is unfolding. A small room, as opposed to the ‘big story’ and other ‘big’ endeavors, becomes the place where a small defenseless man can find sanctuary”.