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.
The most important worldwide competition about aerial photography and video, photographs were chosen from eight categories from tens of thousands of aerial images submitted by photographers from 102 countries worldwide.
In this episode of The Debrief, we take a look at a new exhibition which shows the history of instant photos in Poland – ‘Archives in a Flash’ at the National Museum in Gdańsk.
Haunting and ethereal in their stillness and beauty, Oskar Lewiński’s photographic portrayal of Gdynia at night has charmed the public.
Principally comprised of aerial images taken by Luftwaffe reconnaissance planes throughout the duration of the occupation, the digital undertaking has been described as the largest collection of aerial photographs ever amassed of wartime Warsaw.
GALLERY: The birds-eye view into the past is available through the desktop version of Google Earth, with maps of Warsaw from 1935 as well as Gdańsk and Wrocław from 1943.
Compiled as a warning about today’s internet surveillance, the 150 never-before-seen photos cover a wide range of Poland’s communist secret police activities between 1944 and 1989 and reveal the sometimes drastic measures authorities took to keep ‘enemies of the state’ under control.
A group called Pogromca Reklamozy (which translates as “the Ad Buster”) has been following the transformation, from individual buildings to entire cities, as the advertisements come down - and the difference is striking!
As an extraordinary photo exhibition of dolls inspired by Gothic literature and dark wave music gets underway in Now Huta, TFN talks to the woman behind the stunning creations, Monika Mostowik.
The mysterious village of Łupków has a rich history but nearly all remnants of the settlement were destroyed after WWII with just the church foundation, bell tower and cemetery remaining.