Not for the first time, DSH, one of capital’s finest cultural institutions, has joined forces with the illustrious Forum photographic agency to release a book that showcases the city in a completely new light.
A celebration of the work of Zbyszko Siemaszko, this concise little album is a compelling endeavor that presents the Warsaw of the 50s and 60s in a series of carefully crafted photos.
Siemaszko died last year, but his legacy lives on through his images that capture a surreal town far removed from what we know. “They are an idealistic illusion,” writes Katarzyna Madoń-Mitzner in her foreword, “a dream of a modern metropolis, a new city which had arisen out of the rubble of the old one.” A stunning exploration of the not-so-distant past, Dream of a City is a sensitive tribute to this venerated photographer.
Sen O Mieście / Dream of a City
To coincide with the book, view Siemaszko’s photography at Dom Spotkań z Historią (ul. Karowa 20).