I Still Don't Know Which Way To Go: Photographs From Eastern Europe
The exhibition consisted of black and white photographs made by Pastrovich (b. 1985, Springfield, Ill.) while living in Budapest, Hungary and traveling around Eastern Europe from 2008-2009. The photographs—previously published as a book with the same name—have a raw, lo-fi quality that comes from the cameras he used to make them: Soviet-era point-and-shoots he picked up at a camera shop in Budapest after his other camera equipment malfunctioned.
Coupled with the subject matter—barely traveled city streets, never finished buildings on the Croatian coast, Halloweened kids in Transylvania—the gritty photos offer a glimpse into a purposefully lonely period in his life.
"In the back of my head I think I needed to be desperately isolated and these photographs are indicative of that feeling," says Pastrovich.
"I ate most my meals alone, I traveled alone, I walked unfamiliar streets alone in search of nothing. I'm still not sure if I ever found it."