“Between the Blocks” began by chance: In 2013, the photographer Anna Liminowicz was visiting a friend in Gdansk, Poland, who was to be her subject for a photography assignment at the University of Warsaw. This friend had guests: Honorata, 41; her daughter Natalia, 19; and her partner, Agnieszka, 31. Anna immediately felt at home with them, drawn to their “rawness, warmth and honesty.” When the trio took a nap together on the couch, Anna took their picture.
Looking back, Ms. Liminowicz said she had been so focused on the story that she had intended to tell that “I nearly missed the beauty that was right in front of me. The ‘real’ subject was right there. When they woke up, I asked permission to do a project about them, and they invited me into their lives.” “Between the Blocks” was born in that moment of vulnerability and generosity.
Ms. Liminowicz has documented Honorata and Agnieszka’s lives ever since, as they have blended families, moved apartments and changed countries. The women, together since 2011, share similar Roman Catholic backgrounds in a conservative country where right-wing nationalism has been on the rise while the government has denied them the right to marry.
Still, Ms. Liminowicz is amazed by the family’s openness and directness. “They are without masks, without pretense,” she said. “Their intimacy is as verbal as it is physical: ‘I love you’ is not reserved for special occasions.” Beyond labels — or voyeuristic images — she was determined to show them as neither aberrant nor abhorrent, but sharing an admirable, enviable love. “I want to show them as ordinary people living ordinary lives with extraordinary love.”
Honorata had once planned to become a nun. She knew she was attracted to women, but was advised to sacrifice that part of herself. She began seeing a Catholic psychologist who was to “cure” her homosexuality. In her second session, she was given homework: to go and do something good for herself. “So I went and I did,” she said. “Never going back to that office was the best thing I could do for myself.”
Later, there would be a trip to England, a boy and a pregnancy. He wanted a marriage but not a child. She returned to Poland to give birth to Natalia amid scrutiny and judgment from friends and family. Honorata credits her daughter with giving her the strength to disregard that.
Like Honorata, Agnieszka spent some time trying to live a heterosexual life. She married and had a son, Antek, 10, but quickly divorced. For a long time, Agnieszka’s parents struggled to accept her sexuality. Ms. Liminowicz said that Agnieszka’s “stubbornness, strength and consistency made her parents accept her as she is.” Even though the couple are no longer churchgoers, Antek received his first holy communion. “It is the traditional Polish way,” Anna said. “And Honorata still believes in God — she hasn’t rejected the church the way it has rejected her.”
The couple’s lives are entwined professionally as well as domestically. They worked together in Gdansk, where the family (and frequent guests) shared a tiny, 200-square-foot apartment. In 2013, Honorata and Agnieszka moved to Kalisz, Poland, where each managed three sections of the same supermarket. There, they bought a three-room apartment, joking that it was “impossible to find each other” in their larger home.
The added job responsibilities did not come with more pay, and the couple found it difficult to save money. Honorata took side gigs (at a bar, for example) for more income, which meant less time with her family. The couple were ineligible for the Polish child benefit because they were not married; but as lesbians, they were not allowed to marry. In 2013, the Civil Union Proposal was rejected by the Polish legislature, and the steady rise of right-wing nationalism in Poland posed an increasing threat to the family’s basic dignity and humanity. “The state doesn’t recognize us,” said Honorata. “We are a whole family outside the system. I don’t want to live like this.”
So began their dream of immigrating to England, where they hoped to find better jobs and encounter less homophobia. Honorata moved first, in December 2016, spending six months on her own and starting once again from the bottom at a restaurant job. Agnieszka joined her (at home as well as at work) six months later, leaving Antek behind to live with her parents. Last fall, Antek rejoined his mothers and now attends an English school. Natalia stayed in Poland to live with her boyfriend and study law at the University of Gdansk. Hellos and goodbyes — the ache of missing one another — are a constant part of their familial landscape.
Ms. Liminowicz said she navigated the boundary between intimate access and privacy, with “mutual trust and respect” she shares with the family. She trusts them to be honest with her, and they trust that she will listen to them. Over the years, Ms. Liminowicz has become a de facto member of the family, living with them for a few days on each visit. She feels “a deep responsibility for how they are represented” in her work, she said, always endeavoring to show the humanity and dignity that the Polish government denied them.
In 2018, Ms. Liminowicz, a founder of InPRO Photography Collective, won the inaugural Krzysztof Miller Prize, which celebrated her “courage to look,” for her “Between the Blocks” photo project. If she has the courage to look, it is at least in part because of her subjects’ courage to let her look at them in all their quotidian joy and pain.
Ms. Liminowicz sees no end to this long-term project, which includes film footage and voice recordings in addition to still photography. Honorata and Agnieszka continue to dream of, and plan for, marriage, homeownership and another child. Ms. Liminowicz dreams alongside them, hoping she will be there to document their dreams-turned-reality. She will stop only when — or if — they ask her to.
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三中三一块钱赔多少“【绝】【了】！” 【傍】【晚】【时】【分】，【槐】【诗】【端】【详】【着】【候】【车】【室】【外】【面】【张】【贴】【的】【通】【知】，【目】【瞪】【口】【呆】：“【豪】【华】【列】【车】【也】【会】【晚】【点】？” “【只】【是】【晚】【点】【而】【已】，【又】【不】【是】【爆】【炸】，【总】【有】【一】【些】【大】【家】【都】【不】【想】【的】【事】【情】【会】【发】【生】。” 【肩】【头】【的】【乌】【鸦】【淡】【定】【的】【说】：“【况】【且】，【如】【果】【真】【要】【准】【点】【发】【车】【的】【话】，【昨】【天】【人】【家】【就】【走】【了】。【你】【今】【天】【买】【票】【怎】【么】【来】【得】【及】【啊】？” “【说】【实】【话】，【我】【有】【一】【种】【这】
**【不】【知】【道】【的】【是】，【自】【从】【他】【走】【后】，【他】【的】【原】【单】【位】，【不】【少】【男】【人】【都】【老】【实】【本】【分】【很】【多】，【该】【和】【小】【三】【断】【的】，【就】【赶】【紧】【断】，【不】【能】【因】【为】【一】【点】【小】【事】【影】【响】【到】【他】【们】【的】【仕】【途】。 【阿】【九】【走】【在】【他】【们】【面】【前】，【丝】【毫】【不】【受】【这】【点】【小】【事】【的】【影】【响】，【整】【个】【人】【没】【了】【家】【庭】【琐】【事】，【加】【上】【她】【开】【始】【锻】【炼】【形】【体】，【整】【个】【人】【显】【得】【比】【以】【前】【更】【有】【生】【机】，【比】【金】【宝】【珠】【还】【漂】【亮】。 【她】【似】【笑】【非】【笑】【地】【问】【道】：“
【洛】【应】【天】【之】【前】【也】【提】【醒】【过】【秦】【云】，【要】【注】【意】【神】【阳】【后】【裔】【和】【宇】【宙】【神】【族】，【他】【虽】【然】【不】【知】【具】【体】【的】【情】【况】，【但】【他】【从】【蛮】【皇】【和】【九】【天】【法】【灵】【口】【中】【能】【听】【出】【一】【些】【东】【西】【来】。 “【宇】【宙】【神】【族】【人】【的】【身】【体】【很】【强】【大】，【他】【们】【掌】【握】【一】【种】【特】【殊】【的】【法】【门】【去】【创】【造】【躯】【体】。”【执】【法】【界】【王】【说】【道】。 “【你】【继】【续】【留】【意】【他】【们】【的】【动】【向】，【一】【旦】【有】【什】【么】【风】【吹】【草】【动】，【马】【上】【告】【诉】【我】！”【秦】【云】【没】【有】【遇】【到】【过】【合】【体】
【完】【颜】【烈】【披】【风】【一】【展】，【挡】【住】【了】【年】【科】【眼】【前】【夺】【目】【的】【烈】【日】【光】【辉】，【完】【颜】【烈】【把】【双】【刀】【用】【力】【合】【并】，【顿】【时】【把】【双】【刀】【震】【成】【碎】【片】，【朝】【着】【年】【科】【凌】【空】【一】【掌】【排】【出】，【双】【刀】【的】【碎】【片】【如】【同】【雨】【点】【般】【密】【集】，【居】【高】【临】【下】【朝】【着】【年】【科】【疾】【泄】【而】【去】。 【年】【科】【双】【手】【舞】【动】【七】【龙】【点】【苍】【枪】，【快】【得】【如】【同】【一】【个】【大】【圆】【盘】，【抵】【挡】【碎】【片】【的】【射】【击】，【碎】【片】【击】【起】【黄】【沙】【漫】【天】。 【完】【颜】【烈】【双】【手】【合】【十】，【无】【数】【道】【高】【速】三中三一块钱赔多少“【居】【然】【是】【唯】【一】【真】【界】！” 【摇】【光】【目】【光】【死】【死】【地】【盯】【着】【这】【一】【朵】【黑】【色】【的】【莲】【花】【道】：“【传】【闻】【在】【远】【古】【时】【期】【唯】【一】【真】【界】【就】【出】【现】【了】，【可】【惜】【在】【那】【一】【次】【出】【现】【之】【后】，【就】【再】【也】【没】【有】【见】【过】【了】。” “【唯】【一】【真】【界】，【天】【界】【十】【大】【无】【上】【神】【器】【之】【一】【的】【唯】【一】【真】【界】！”【林】【枫】【静】【静】【地】【看】【着】【这】【一】【朵】【黑】【色】【的】【莲】【花】【道】：“【我】【倒】【是】【对】【这】【一】【件】【无】【上】【神】【器】【了】【解】【很】【少】，【其】【实】【天】【界】【十】【大】
“【怎】【么】，【有】【事】？”【盛】【星】【泽】【瞥】【了】【她】【一】【眼】，【看】【到】【她】【小】【脸】【上】【忐】【忑】【不】【安】【的】【表】【情】，【微】【不】【可】【查】【地】【勾】【了】【一】【下】【唇】。 “【嗯】……【糖】【糖】【给】【了】【我】【一】【瓶】【绝】【世】【好】【酒】，【特】【别】【好】，【堪】【称】【世】【界】【第】【一】！【但】【是】【太】【烈】，【我】【不】【会】【喝】，【我】【想】【送】【给】【你】。” 【盛】【星】【泽】【意】【兴】【阑】【珊】【道】：“【我】【平】【时】【也】【不】【怎】【么】【喝】【酒】，【一】【个】【人】【喝】【没】【意】【思】。” “【我】【送】【你】【肯】【定】【跟】【你】【一】【起】【喝】！”【林】【繁】【热】
“【魔】【鬼】【之】【地】【的】【尽】【头】【是】【什】【么】？”【蓝】【倾】【看】【着】【远】【方】【问】【道】，【无】【意】【地】【询】【问】。 【暗】【纹】【霸】【虎】【一】【略】，【犹】【豫】【了】【一】【下】，【但】【还】【是】【说】【道】：“【魔】【鬼】【之】【地】【的】【尽】【头】，【实】【际】【是】【通】【往】【梦】【灵】【大】【陆】【的】【空】【间】【隧】【道】。【这】【里】【也】【是】【百】【年】【前】【苍】【元】【大】【陆】【唯】【一】【前】【往】【中】【等】【大】【陆】【的】【通】【道】，【这】【是】【单】【向】【通】【道】，【其】【他】【大】【陆】【的】【人】【没】【有】【办】【法】【利】【用】【这】【条】【通】【道】【过】【来】【苍】【元】【大】【陆】。 【不】【过】，【因】【为】【那】【条】【空】【间】
“【老】【头】……【快】【派】【人】【过】【来】，【我】【不】【行】【了】。”【床】【下】【的】【疯】【子】【奄】【奄】【一】【息】，【想】【想】【就】【知】【道】，【谁】【人】【也】【承】【受】【不】【住】【几】【百】【斤】【的】【反】【复】【碾】【压】。 “【喂】？【唉】，【这】【个】【真】【是】【头】【一】【次】。”【见】【电】【话】【另】【一】【头】【接】【着】【没】【了】【声】【音】，【不】【明】【真】【相】【的】【老】【头】【又】【拨】【通】【了】【另】【一】【个】【电】【话】。 “【去】【张】【家】【接】【疯】【子】。” “【收】【到】。” “【必】【要】【时】【可】【以】【起】【正】【面】【冲】【突】。” “【收】【到】。”