Andrei Davydchik


“Farewell means there’s a departure station. A station means there’re people, and people and their reaction to what is happening is the most interesting thing in photography”.


Andrei Davydchik has created a report on how the Polonaise “A Farewell to the Homeland” would sound if performed not in a concert hall or at some solemn place with spiritual air but in an uncommon atmosphere of the children railway platform. Andrei captured reactions of the railway staff, children and their parents to the sound of the Polonaise live performance by Laydaki brass band. That farewell was not like a farewell at all, because entrained little travellers used to come back very soon and, therefore, that was just fun, not for real. So the habitual context disappeared giving way to new associations.