Previously featured in Thisispaper Jan Brykczyński is a renowned Polish photographer with a few widely appreciated photographic series on his account. One of the most most touching, exquisite and need to be seen is definitely Boiko.
Jan approached to the community of Boikos and aimed to catch the essence of this particular, isolated society existing among the woods of Carpathians. Hereby he gave a beautiful insight into the world of those troublesome, unrepeatable and so indifferent to the modern part of the humanity.
„The Boikos are a little mute. They are incapable of talking about themselves. They, like the Germans, don’t call themselves Boikos. They consider Boiko an insult. They call themselves: Verkhovynians, Rusyns, Galicians, but not Boikos. They might agree to the name Boikivshchyna for where they live, but not a single one of them knows the limits of its territory. Where the Boikos came from, what the name means, who they are when they almost don’t exist – these are the essential problems facing intellectuals of all types, including those who’ve left the Boikos and made a name for themselves; but they’re not important for the Boikos. They are so vivid, when you are among them, yet become slippery, like their waters, when you try to somehow define them,” — beautifully describes Taras Prokhasko.