Alina Birjuk “May there be enough bread!”

Alina Birjuk "May there be enough bread!"
Suur-Karja 10, Tallinn

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Estonian sayings “one has to honour bread” or “bread is older than us” refer to the special meaning of bread. Numerous traditions, beliefs, rituals and proverbs are associated to bread. The taste and form of bread has not changed throughout centuries and breakbaking is a very special skill. For me, bread is something that makes me think of my great-grandparents and my roots. I decided to photograph bread against the white backdrop where the time of the picture-taking is imperceptible. Bread is the centerpiece of attention while its texture and form has been emphasized.

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