The 'Urazy/Traces' Series is Shockingly Fascinating and Empowering

 - Dec 13, 2010   Updated: Jun 28 2011
References: yatzer
Polish Photography Duo Zuza Krajewska and Bartek Wieczorek continue to push the envelope with 'Urazy/Traces.' This peculiar, shocking pictorial explores bodies that have been damaged physically and mentally.

The physical damages represent the identity of an individual, which then helps describe the emotional trauma that each model has endured. This concept shines through in 'Urazy/Traces,' making for beauty beyond scars.

Implications - While browsing the images, it will not be surprising if you feel both shocked and empathetic. The images feature people who were badly injured, often times making the viewer wonder if these poor people had been beaten. Many of the women are seen half-dressed and even pregnant with brutal scars and bruises. In a world where Photoshopping is so popular, Zuza Krajewska and Bartek Wieczorek give people the truth about what the world is really like around them.