Rahel Pasztor was born in 1984 in Budapest, Hungary.
She studied Photography at the University of the Arts in Bremen and she completed her Masters Studies in Fine Arts at Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. She graduated in 2016. She is a freelance filmmaker and photographer currently based in Bremen.
Where do we belong?
Do we belong to the place where we were born, or where we grow up?
Or do we belong to the place where we die?
In 1997, I was in Budapest, I had lived there for 13 years, since I was born, and I was dreaming of nothing but leaving Hungary one day. Fifteen years have passed since I no longer live in my home country. After so many years, I am longing for the places and particularities that made me want to leave Hungary.
Mimi and I never met in Hungary. Our paths crossed in Bremen.
What connects us is the constant transition between wanderlust and longing for home, that simultaneous sense of belonging and the feeling of being a stranger. Our past and our dearest memories’ paths cross in Budapest.
The Budapest from 1997.