Diana Takacsova

Photographer
    
The Longest Day
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Nationality: Slovak
Biography: Diana Takacsova is a visual storyteller whose work evolves around questions of identity, physical and emotional connection to place, migration, and the human relationship to nature and environment. She bridges the factual and metaphorical by... read on
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The Longest Day
Credits: diana takacsova
Updated: 06/27/20
Location: Svalbard
There is a small community and a largely untouched land where the sun doesn’t set for months. Located between Norway mainland and the North Pole, Svalbard has inspired humans to explore, conquer, push boundaries and to seek places far away from reality. Arctic silence, harsh landscapes and humans are becoming one - yet one can feel incredibly small. But here, changes are happening fast, too. Temperatures have risen by 4C since 1971 - an increase that is far ahead of computer simulations for our planet. Scientists and citizens are direct witnesses of the powerful consequences of climate change such as melting glaciers, erosion, floods and an increasing amount of rain in what was once an arctic desert.

‘The Longest Day’ is an exploration of the changing reality of this remote part of Europe that is dotted with constantly repeating patterns and symbols, seeking to understand why this place is often an escape.

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VISUAL STORY

Matongé Prior the Elections

By Diana Takacsova / Brussels, Belgium — Around the corner from the EU institutions lies Matongé. An African reverie for many, Matongé is a..
VISUAL STORY

Between Realities: a Lockdown Diary

By Diana Takacsova / Belgium — It’s as if time has been suspended for the past months. Our priorities changed. Streets emptied. Our..
VISUAL STORY

A Tribute to Spomeniks

By Diana Takacsova / Balkans — Across countries, getting lost in small villages and forgotten hills, in the footsteps of the captivating..
VISUAL STORY

The Olive Grove

By Diana Takacsova / Lesvos, Greece
VISUAL STORY

To Be Odessan

By Diana Takacsova / Odessa, Ukraine — Connecting the various fragments of identity of this Ukrainian coastal city, I followed the trails of..
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