This article is published as part of our #CultureIsNotCancelled campaign:
As part of our #CultureIsNotCancelled campaign – which seeks to champion creativity in this age of social distancing – we have launched a new series titled The Self-Isolation Photographic Diaries, inviting a selection of photographers to send us an image each week, resulting a unique documentation of life in lockdown.
Kuba Ryniewicz (lead image)
“Self-portrait as a dark day, Newcastle 2020.”
“I’ve been working on a long-term project about the towns connected by the railway tracks that run though out the USA. The map of America would not exist as it does today if it wasn’t for the invention of the trains. As the country expanded westwards into remote landscapes far from the first big cities, these towns were built up from makeshift settlements, spotting the huge expanse of country with new streets that abounded with potential. Today, the existence of these places and the livelihoods of their inhabitants are still dependent on the freight and passenger lines. I’ve been recording these towns, each with their own distinct and highly nuanced character for the last ten years, but it feels like I’m just getting started. Here is a view of the space in between towns in the Northwest.”
“I miss Hong Kong.”
“My second Zoom photo shoot with my close friend and collaborator Connor Scott. This week we’re testing ideas in preparation until we can shoot together for real.”