Agnieszka, Natalia and Honorata with her brother Michal‚ all share a...READ ON
Agnieszka, Natalia and Honorata with her brother Michal‚ all share a 19-square meter, rented apartment in Gdańsk. Honorata is the deputy manager of the fish section at Leclerc, Agnieszka is a salesperson there. Michal‚, Honorata’s brother, is the manager of the local Biedronka supermarket. If a relative or a friend is looking for work in GdaÅ„sk and wants to stay with them, they never refuse. They joke that the name of Startowa Street, where they live, obliges them to help. The couple raises Natalia, Honorata's daughter together. Agnieszka, a divorcee, is the mother of a 5-year-old Antek, but the boy is currently living with Agnieszka's parents. The grandparents find it difficult to come to terms with the fact that their daughter lives with a woman. Gdansk, Poland 2013
Honorata and Agnieszka at work in Gdansk. November 2013. Poland
Gdansk, Poland 2013
Honorata and Natalia, who was preparing to leave home in Gdansk for school....READ ON
Honorata and Natalia, who was preparing to leave home in Gdansk for school. November 2013. Poland
From left, Agnieszka, Honorata and Natalia visiting a friend in Gdansk, Poland. October 2013.
Getting ready for the first Christmas Eve in their own apartment. Antek...READ ON
Getting ready for the first Christmas Eve in their own apartment. Antek moved out from his grandparents’ home and is living permanently with the girls for the first time. (Featured: Antek, Natalia and Honorata ) Kalisz, Poland 2015
Antek, Kalisz, Poland 2015
Antek’s First Communion. A moment before going out to...READ ON
Antek’s First Communion. A moment before going out to church. (Featured: Antek and Natalia ) Kalisz, Poland 2017
Just after Honorata's third unsuccessful attempt to get pregnant....READ ON
Just after Honorata's third unsuccessful attempt to get pregnant. They decided that the next three attempts would be made by Agnieszka at home. If they fail as well, they will try a clinic. Kalisz, Poland 2015
Honorata and her mother during a visit to her mother’s home in Cyganka,...READ ON
Honorata and her mother during a visit to her mother’s home in Cyganka, Poland, on Mother’s Day, 2016.
Agnieszka and Honorata on the way to visit Honorata’s father’s...READ ON
Agnieszka and Honorata on the way to visit Honorata’s father’s grave in Nowy Dwor Gdanski, Poland. May 2016
Antek struggles to come to terms with the fact that Honorata is...READ ON
Antek struggles to come to terms with the fact that Honorata is moving to the UK. Kalisz, Poland 2016
The last night together in their flat in Kalisz. They sleep together...READ ON
The last night together in their flat in Kalisz. They sleep together on one sofa, without bedding. In the morning the family will take Honorata to the airport in Poznan„. They expect to see each other again in six months. Kalisz, Poland 2016
Natalia with Honorata, who is embraced by Agnieszka and packing for her...READ ON
Natalia with Honorata, who is embraced by Agnieszka and packing for her flight to the United Kingdom. Kalisz, Poland 2016
Agnieszka and her first sports convertible. Six months after moving...READ ON
Agnieszka and her first sports convertible. Six months after moving to the UK. Birmingham, UK 2017
Natalia, Honorata and Agnieszka showing Gellert and Erica (friends...READ ON
Natalia, Honorata and Agnieszka showing Gellert and Erica (friends from work) photos from Natalia’s eighteenth birthday. Leamington Spa, UK 2017
Skype conversation with Antek on Christmas afternoon. Leamington Spa, UK 2017
Agnieszka says goodbye to Honorata. She is on her way to Birmingham airport,...READ ON
Agnieszka says goodbye to Honorata. She is on her way to Birmingham airport, and then to Poland, to see her parents and son. Leamington Spa, UK 2017
Agnieszka taking her son to school in Leamington Spa. December 2018
Agnieszka and Honorata at work in Leamington Spa, UK. November 2017.
Agnieszka as Santa Claus in Leamington Spa. December 2018
Honorata and Agnieszka after a night of entertaining guests. December 2018.
Agnieszka and Honorata drive on the streets of Kalisz on the first day of...READ ON
Agnieszka and Honorata drive on the streets of Kalisz on the first day of Christmas.
25/12/ 2015 Kalisz, Poland
Lens Blog NYTimes
Between the Blocks ( Między blokami )
This is a story about life in harmony with yourself and about love that gives birth to opportunities and hard decisions. Honorata, a graduate of theology and Agnieszka, a graduate of management, are a couple. In a private and professional life. To get a better job, in 2013 they move from Gdansk to Kalisz. In a new place both of them manage three departments in the hypermarket. Thanks to moving out they can change their 19-meter rented studio into a three-room flat. To keep a family of four at a decent level, Honorata also finds a job in a bar. Together they bring up two children – Antek and Natalia. For several times they tried as a couple to have the third child. They will no longer try in Poland. They want to permanently move to England. “The Polish country did not give me anything. I raised my daughter alone, I did not get any help. Now I am in a relationship, we have 2 children and the Country still does not recognize us. The whole family is outside the system. I do not want to live like that anymore” says Honorata. The decision about leaving is made together, by both of them. Its direct reason is a proposal of job promotion given to Honorata. But she no longer wants it, she will not handle that anymore. That’s because the promotion will bring no time for the family and will not increase money. She is tired. The departments she manages together with Agnieszka continually offer vacancies – nobody wants to work there despite the present unemployment rate. They analyze the possibilities, they dream about getting married in England.In December 2016 Honorata leaves first. She will work in a restaurant, at the lowest position and one-third time. But she knows it will not last long. Soon she will learn the language, the specificity of the profession and become a kitchen manager because she knows how strong she can be. Six months later Agnieszka joins her. They work together. Honorata is promoted. They decide that from September 2018 Antek will start his education at an English school. For now he is at Agnieszka’s parents. Until then, they will be taking any possible overtime to be able to rent a house and to create good conditions for their family. This is only Natalia that doesn’t want to live in England because in Poland she has friends and a boyfriend. After graduation she wants to go back to Gdansk.
2013- in progress
Between the Blocks:
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