At a Crossroad of Faith and Folklore

The Warsaw-based photographer Kuba Kaminski went to a remote region in northeast Poland to find a mysterious group said to have special powers, known as “Whisperers.”

In remote northeastern Poland there lives a group of elderly Orthodox devotees who are said to possess special powers. They can heal the sick, cast out demons — even still a foe’s heart. Living at a mystical crossroad of Christian faith and folkloric superstition, they consider themselves members of the church, though the church does not.