Aneta Bartos emigrated from Poland to Brooklyn at the age of 16. Not knowing any english she enrolled in a photography class. “I found it very soothing because I didn’t have to speak”, Bartos says. Her work continues to this day as a silent conversation, a presentation of ideas that don’t quite translate into words.
Stunning and quietly understated, Bartos’ photographs present a world that could be as easily inhabited by Jan Saudek as David Lynch. Haunting, mysterious, provoking, and slightly aggressive, her subjects range from her relationship with her father to male masturbation to the male/female gaze and voyeurism. All of these are handled deftly and present photographs with a great deal of depth.
See more at Aneta Bartos’ official website.
All photography © Aneta Bartos.