HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS.jpg
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_1.jp

HOMO NIEWIADOMO

HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_2.jp
BookCober_edited_edited.png
1/1

‘The LGBT and gender movement threaten our identity, threaten our nation, threaten the Polish state.’

Jaroslaw Kaczynski

Warszawa, 25.04.2019

HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_3.jp
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_6.jp
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_5.jp
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_4.jp
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_7.jp
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_9.jp
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_8.jp

I come from

 

Jugowice,

a small

 

village in the

 

Owl Mountains,

 

south-western

 

Poland.

Homosexuality was

 

decriminalised in

 

Poland in 1932 and

 

since that time, the

 

ultra-conservative

 

government, traditional

 

Christian beliefs and

 

the increased wave of

 

nationalism has led to a

 

suppression of the

 

LGBT community.

1_ryxOkdVxqqnfmf-pXRwaKA_edited.jpg
AP_19166739459989_edited.jpg
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_11.j
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_12.j
5d35d310030ef_o_edited.jpg
1/1

‘“The red plague no longer stalks the earth. But this does not mean that we don’t have a new one which is trying to occupy our souls, hearts and minds .... a rainbow coloured plague.’

 

Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski

Krakow, 01.08.2019

AP_19166739459989_edited.jpg
1_h2Nsm33ss44Rqcwwr-vZxA_edited.jpg

LGBT people

 

continue to

 

experience various

 

forms of

 

oppression,

 

rejection,

 

harassment,

 

violence and

 

discrimination

 

throughout the

 

world, despite the

 

social, legal, and

 

political advances

 

that have been

 

launched in an

 

attempt to grant them

 

basic human rights.

HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_14.j
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_13.j
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_15.j
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_16.j
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_18.j
1/1

‘“

‘It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if [homosexuality] is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and man.’

John Paul II

‘Memory and Identity’ 2005

HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_22.j
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_21.j
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_19.j
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_20.j
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_23.j
20204822189430_edited.jpg

The abuse of power and religion in Poland

by its governing party promotes disgust,

hatred, homophobia and anti-affirmation of LGBT.

I am Polish, Catholic, patriot and gay,

yet without perspectives of a future

in my native country

where freedom of self-expression,

tolerance and fundamental human rights.

HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_24.j
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_26.j
HOMO-NIEWIADOMO-2020-KAMIL-D-JANTOS_25.j

I would like to thank my parents, Katarzyna and Krzysztof Jantos, and the rest of my family, my University of South Wales Documentary Photography mentors, Lisa Barnard, David Barnes and Paul Reas, friends who helped me to make this project Marta Wawrzycka and Sofie Newton, my dear classmates and close friends.