65-year-old Danusia and her 35-year-old daughter Basia live cut off from the world, in a house a few kilometers away from the nearest village. The village is located in central Poland, about 120 km northwest of the capital of Poland – Warsaw. Our first contact with them is frightening but, after a while, it turns out that their world has a lot to offer. It is free from all negative emotions and feelings because the mother has always tried to protect her daughter from the outside world.
Deviance refers to any human attribute (behavior, appearance, belief) that departs sufficiently from a norm to elicit a sanction. Durkheim argued that deviance is a normal and necessary part of any society because it contributes to the social order.
Karol Palka (1991) is a Polish photographer graduated from the Krzysztof Kieslowski Film Department in Katowice University and Wajda School in Warsaw. Currently has been pursuing doctoral studies at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers. His works has been awarded at Lensculture Emerging Talent Awards 2017, PDN Photo Annual 2016, La Quatrieme Image – Young Talents 2017, IPA Awards, Prix de la Photographie and published in magazines such as British Journal of Photography, The Calvert Journal, GUP Magazine, L’Œil de la Photographie.