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  • Ivan Vyrypaev, photo by Krzysztof Żuczkowski / Forum

    Ivan Vyrypaev is a Russian director, actor, and playwright. Critics describe his aesthetics as a combination of Quentin Tarantino and Andrei Tarkovsky. Read more about: Ivan Vyrypaev

  • Debora Vogel painted by S. I. Witkiewicz, 1929/30, photo: public domain

    She was Bruno Schulz's friend and confidant, Witkacy's model and alumni of the Lvov-Warsaw school's foremen – Kazimierz Twardowski and Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz. Read more about: Debora Vogel

  • Playwright who toys with various conventions and dramatic forms; the only consistent thing in his work is his incessant experiments with placing characters in different situations. Read more about: Ingmar Villqist

  • Krzysztof Varga, photo: Marcin Rutkiewicz / Reporter / East News

    A writer and journalist; his preoccupation with illness has earned him the name of the top hypochondriac of Polish literature. Read more about: Krzysztof Varga

  • Voo Voo performs at the premiere of "Beats of Fredom", from left: Wojciech Waglewski, Mateusz Pospieszalski and Piotr Żyżelewicz, photo: Marek Dusza

    Warsaw-based band rooted equally in rock and world music, led by guitarist and songwriter Wojciech Waglewski. One of the most popular, original and influential bands of Polish popular music. Read more about: Voo Voo

  • Author unknown, Roman Vishniac with Rolleiflex ca. 1935-1938, photo: courtsey of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

    Photographer, chronicler of Jewish life in the shadow of Holocaust. 1897 - 1990 Read more about: Roman Vishniac

  • Violetta Villas, photo:  Michał Hetmanek/Reporter/East News

    Violetta Villas, one of Poland’s greatest vocal artists, died at the age of 73 on the 5th of December 2011 in Lewin Kłodzki. Villas performed popular music, Christmas carols, religious songs, as well as classical compositions, opera arias and operettas. Read more about: Violetta Villas

  • Vołosi

    Vołosi is a music group formed by highlanders of the Silesian Beskid mountains and classically-trained musicians. The string quintet, whose great strength lies in improvisation, joyously and energetically combines genres of music that would seem too distinct to be fused. Read more about: Vołosi

  • Jakub Sobiepanek, Michał Włoch and Krystyna Łuczak-Surówka, photo courtesy of the firm Vzór

    Vzór is a trio consisting of a young designer, a businessman and a design historian. Their goal is to create a collection of the icons of Central and Eastern European industrial design. Vzór plays three-part pieces, but their final sound is actually determined by the choice of the partner whose project they decide to resurrect. Read more about: Vzór

  • Vader, photo: materials of the band

    A top-notch, world-famous death metal band founded in 1983 in Olsztyn. Read more about: Vader