How Poland celebrated Christmas in the 1960s and 1970s is the subject of a fascinating new exhibition organised by the Polish Press Agency (PAP).
Organised by the Polish Press Agency (PAP), the first showing of the photos from the collection of Warsaw photographer Marian Leśniewski, took place in October 2021 during the 590 Congress in Warsaw.
The 500-plus photos taken by Adolf Duszek in the 1950s show both the centre of Warsaw and the photographer’s home district of Bielany.
VIDEO: The 59 black and white photographs were not taken by German photoreporters from a propaganda company but by a regular soldier, although which unit he served with and what specifically he was doing in Warsaw remains a mystery.
Łukasz Gwiździel from Debrzno in northern Poland, received the award in the 57th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in the category: ‘Behaviour: Birds’, one of five awarded in the category.
Created by Aleksandra Stępień-Dąbrowska, Alicja Gzowska and photographer Maciej Leszczełowski from ARCHIwum Warszawy lat 90, the map offers an inventory of over 380 buildings.
As a soldier of the National Military Organisation and the Home Army, Ryszard Witkowski whose nom de guerre was Orliński, used the Leica camera to record German railway transports, patriotic underground events, the activities of Home Army soldiers in Milanowek, the exodus of refugees from Warsaw and the destroyed city after the Uprising.
Using the cityscape as a canvas, since 2019 Carlos Alves has been travelling around the country blending street photography with dance.
An architect by profession, the 36-year-old who has over 100,000 followers on Instagram and a string of exhibitions to her name said the idea emerged when she was putting together her portfolio for print.
Presumably showing parents with their new-born child, the couple’s radiant happiness and the child’s snow-white baby blanket stand in stark contrast to the chaos and crumbled building ruins of Warsaw strewn around them.