Reputed to be the world’s largest “gallery” of outdoor murals, over sixty now decorate the once tomb-like blocks of Zaspa drawing tourists, TV crews and journalists from around the globe.
Taken between August and December 2018, Niedenthal said: “I absorbed every street or inconspicuous building, I talked about them with the inhabitants. Some of the photos I could only do thanks to the directions of taxi drivers.”
It was during a surreptitious hunt for things to photograph that Niedenthal came across a scene outside the now-long-gone Moscow Cinema that would become his most famous photograph. An image that would soon ping around a world still trying to digest what was happening in Poland, and one that would become the defining image of martial law.