“Grandmother Spider” is a title of an essay by Rebecca Solnit from the collection Men Explain Things to Me, which refers to women’s inexistence in history, genealogy and human rights. According to Solnit, the consistence – of patriarchate, bloodline, story – is achieved by means of erasure and exclusion. In many cultures, a wedding is often a diametrical turn in a woman’s biography and leads to the legal suspension of a woman’s existence
Anka Sielska (b. 1978) – photographer, animator of culture (founder of Culture of Image Foundation). Graduate of the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava (Czech Republic) and Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, where she conducts classes in narration in photography and photo books edition. She works with private stories, amateur photographs and mementos from photo shops. She holds scholarships of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Marshal of Silesian Voivodeship.