Organized by the National Institute of Remembrance (IPN), the project, titled ‘Trails of Hope; the Odyssey of Freedom’, was originally undertaken to mark the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the operation that saw both civilians and soldiers evacuated from the USSR as part of the so-called Anders Army.
Taken largely in the satellite towns and villages outside of the Polish capital, the images evoke a range of emotions and are defined by their sincerity and sensitivity.
Captured through the lenses of 80 Polish and Czech photographers, the collection entitled ‘Karkonosze. Photography 1945-2021’ was the culmination of two years of research and collaboration with local and national institutions in the Jelenia Góra region, Wrocław and Czechia.
Rock-and-roller Tad Kucharski had been sorting through some belongings of his late father when he came across the old negatives hidden inside a rusty container in his attic.
In this episode of The Debrief, we take a look at the work of Bogdan Dziworski, a Polish photographer and cinematographer who has just turned 80.
The third woman in the world and first European to reach the peak of Mount Everest, the exhibition entitled ‘Passion, hardship and a love for the mountains – Wanda Rutkiewicz on unknown photographs’ presents previously unpublished photos held in the Polish Press Agency’s archives.
VIDEO: Krzysztof Ligęza had been living in the UK for six years when he realized how much he missed life in the countryside and set off across the country on a quest to capture hundreds of shrines, which he then turned into an evocative exhibition shown both in Poland and Slovakia.
The 200-odd photographs called The Capital of Rassalski document the condition of Warsaw after the war: the destruction, the buildings that survived, everyday life, as well as the work to rebuild the city and the celebrations that took place in the capital.
Combining his love of paragliding with photography, Gdynia’s Kacper Kowalski has become known as the ‘King of the Skies’ with honours including nominations, titles, placements and prizes from such esteemed competitions as the Sony World Photography Awards, World Press Photo, Grand Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International (POYi).
After receiving the photo of a mother and father with their new-born baby, the Institute of National Remembrance began a nationwide media campaign to try and identify them. They were later contacted by Stefan Piątkowski who identified the woman as his sister Barbara Piątkowska who had given birth on September 28, 1944 at 9 Polna street in the south of Warsaw.