author: Renata Dąbrowska
dimensions: 297/210 mm
publisher: Renata Dąbrowska
Dreams come true!
In 2009 I came up with an idea to find and portray women with the same name and surname as me.
The idea, seemingly easy, was extremely difficult to execute, requiring a long search, good logistics, thousands of phone calls, emails, conversations, nerves and tears, a lot of persistence, the power of persuasion, numerous journeys (over 25 thousand kilometres driven), considerable financial outlays, and of course time (almost 3 years) . That's probably why the realization of the project gave me a lot of satisfaction.
I found and portrayed one hundred women named Renata Dąbrowska. The diversity of their personalities, characters, appearance and worlds made our meetings really amazing, they taught me a lot and became embedded in my memory forever.
Our name is a common denominator and the main subject of my photographs, but in addition a real inspection of the Polish women's community and a piece of Poland emerge, very diversified, but beautiful.
When I came up with this idea, I didn't realize that it was the beginning of an incredible adventure, a start of something which would become so important to me. So far, it has been my most important photographic-sociological project, very personal. Watching the album - our 100 portraits, I smile and I am touched, I am proud and happy!
Today, with great pleasure and satisfaction I would like to present my first album " I, Renata Dąbrowska - 100 portraits".