photography

This Is Praga: Back To The ’70s
Offering a compelling glimpse into the past, a new exhibition has opened in the Praga Museum to provide a photographic portrait of the everyday lives of the locals in the 1970s. Born in 1939, Albert Krystyniak moved with his family to Warsaw’s eastern suburb after the war, and spent...
The Warsaw Uprising… In Color
Having amassed nearly 70,000 followers on Facebook, Mikołaj Kaczmarek has become one of the country’s best known graphic artists specializing in the colorization of historic photos. This issue he selects his most powerful works connected to the insurgency that nearly cost the city its existence… WI: How complex is...
Uprising: Then & Now
Though the 1944 Warsaw Uprising has been the subject of numerous books, few have succeeded in creating the visual impact of Teraz ’44 by Michał Wójcik and Marcin Dziedzic… With the Eastern Front rumbling towards Warsaw, the Polish Home Army launched the Warsaw Uprising with the dual aim of liberating...
Photography: Daniel Remian
WI: What do you love so much about photographing Warsaw at night? DR: The city’s quieter but yet more alive; it’s a completely different vibe at night. I think, also, that once the sun sets the architecture feels less chaotic and the futuristic aspects of the city become much...
Books: How To Look Natural In Photographs
Providing a sinister glimpse into Poland’s totalitarian past, a new book compiled by Beata Bartecka and Łukasz Rusznica sheds light on the extreme methods used by the country’s secret services to spy on its people. Ironically titled How to Look Natural in Photographs, the idea for the book first...
Polska Britannica

Polska Britannica

Features 23 April 2020 0

Born in 1954 in a Nissen hut inside a Polish Resettlement Camp, Czesław Siegieda’s early upbringing in Britain was by no means unusual. Thrust into an alien world, his parents, Mieczysław, who had seen combat at Monte Cassino, and Helena, a survivor of Stalin’s Siberian camps, eventually moved to...
Instax

Instax

Going Out 16 January 2019 0

Though Instax’s proximity to the Polytechnic means no shortage of student, the quality of the coffee is such that the clientele travels beyond the natural catchment zone. Traditionally functioning as a photo lab, find a collage of Instax snaps framing a neon that urges customers to ‘love the moment’,...
In Focus: Fort Institute Of Photography
Out in deepest Mokotów, a former fortress has been developed into one of Warsaw’s primary cultural attractions… BY STUART DOWELL A wide-angle look over Warsaw’s landscape of photo galleries offers rather slim pickings for a city of its size and importance. However, zoom in on Mokotów’s post-Tsarist fort on...
Foto-Larson

Foto-Larson

Shopping 2 January 2019 0

Prowl Hala Mirowska to discover the intriguing world of Foto-Larson (first floor). Warsaw’s No. 1 home for all things analogue, this labor of love is run by a bona fide obsessive with an intimate knowledge of all the cameras and contraptions that he has on offer. Beautiful in every...
Warsaw In View

Warsaw In View

Features 10 October 2017 0

For much of his professional life architectural photographer Daniel Ciesielski has dedicated his days and nights to recording the changes to Warsaw’s urban landscape… What skills are essential when photographing architecture? First of all, you’ve got to be physically fit! More seriously, I think that, like all visual arts,...

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