Polish contemporary artist Krzysztof Racoń graduated from the Academy of Photography in Krakow, and is currently studying at the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava, Czech Republic.
Presented project, Disappearing Lakes, displays the life around the vanishing water reservoirs of southern Poland, located along the river Dunajec, called Czchowskie and Roznowskie. In the 70s and 80s, considered the area’s golden era, people started to show interest in boosting the place’s economy.
They established their summer houses there, and created facilities for recreation and entertainment purposes around the place. However, because of the erosive process of gradual silting the lakes seem to disappear, loosing their holiday charm.
Despite the declining tendency of their popularity, many people still seem to be connected to the area. Krzysztof Racoń observes and documents the environmental changes, displaying the current natural state of the lakes, which doesn’t look so promising, while giving a peek into the everyday life of people, who still live in the surrounding area.