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Chris Niedenthal, 1989: A Year of Hope, photo: Bosz

The first free elections after World War II and triumph of Solidarity in Poland, thousands of students on Tiananmen Square, fall of the Berlin wall, overthrow of Nicolae Ceaușescu dictatorship, Soviet Union rocking on its foundation – Chris Niedenthal's 1989: A Year of Hope is an album offering a travel back in time to the crucial moments of the most recent history.

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Piotr Bernaś, photo: Łukasz Żal

Director, cameraman, photographer, former war correspondent of Gazeta Wyborcza.

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David Seymour as a soldier during World War II, 1942–1944, photo: © Chim Archive

David Seymour was a photojournalist and co-founder of the Magnum Photos cooperative. He was known for his documentation of the Spanish Civil War and cooperation with UNICEF. Seymour died tragically in Suez in 1956.

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Tadeusz Sumiński, photo: Ewa Wojtasik / Forum

Famous thanks to his landscape photographs, Tadeusz Sumiński was more interested in what was above the horizon than below it. Jerzy Lewczyński called him ‘an explorer of the drawings of the clouds and the geometry of the sky’. Sumiński’s artistic output is, nevertheless, more diverse, as it also includes photojournalism, portraits, or even fashion photography.

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Cover of the album Kazimierz nad Wisłą w 1931 roku (Kazimierz on the Vistula in 1931) by Jerzy Benedykt Dorys, 1979, photo source: www.polishphotobook.tumblr.com

Kazimierz nad Wisłą (Kazimierz on the Vistula) by Jerzy Benedykt Dorys is a seminal yet unusual photo publication.

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Selected spreads from the album Kazimierz nad Wisłą (Kazimierz on the Vistula). Photographs: Jerzy Benedykt Dorys, text: Romuald Kłosiewicz, graphic design: Henryk W. Piekarniak, publisher: Visual Arts Studio, Warsaw, year of publication: 1979.

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Cover of Erazm Ciołek's book Stop kontrola (Stop, Inspection), 1981, photo courtesy of Kraków Photomonth

This simple, inconspicuous book is a record of the seminal strike at the Gdańsk Shipyard and a photographic document of the era, published during the short period of liberalisation of the Communist regime that followed the signing of the 1980 Gdańsk Agreement.

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Selected spreads from Erazm Ciołek's book Stop, Inspection (Stop kontrola), photographs: Erazm Ciołek text: based on the Strike Information Bulletin Solidarność, Robotnik newspaper, and Information Bulletin, graphic design: unknown, publisher: The Publishing Committee of ISTU Solidarność Mazovia Region, Warsaw, year of publication: 1981

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Jan Brykczyński, photo: press materials

Jan Brykczyński (b. 1979) – documentary photographer. In his work, he focuses on the peripheries of Eastern Europe. He is also interested in the relationship between man and nature.

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Selected works by photojournalist Krzysztof Miller.

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Chris Niedenthal, photo: Piotr Grzybowski/Agencja SE/East News

Chris Niedenthal is one of Europe's most respected photojournalists. He was born in London on 21 October, 1950. He now lives and works in Poland.

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Eustachy Kossakowski, 6 Mètres Avant Paris, rep. Anka Ptaszkowska / Museum of Modern Arts, Warsaw

Pod koniec lat 60. XX wieku Eustachy Kossakowski (1925-2001) decyduje się wraz ze swoją życiową partnerką Anką Ptaszkowską na wyjazd do Francji. To, co dziś brzmi jak zapowiedź banalnej wycieczki w ramach strefy Schengen było wówczas decyzją życiową oznaczającą zerwanie kontaktu z krajem, z rodziną i przyjaciółmi.

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Karol Beyer, Five Killed Men photo: Biblioteka Narodowa / CBN Polona

On 25th February, 1861, Tsarist troops killed five participants of a peaceful patriotic demonstration in Warsaw. On the next day Karol Beyer photographed victims. His pictures immediately spread out all over Poland in uncountable quantities.

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The first English-language issue of the Polish travel quarterly Continents, is now available from the AppStore for iPad users.

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Wiktor Pental, photo from the archives of the Imago Mundi Foundation

Photographer Wiktor Pental created legendary photos of the early years of Nowa Huta, the workers' city east of Kraków, where he died at age 93.

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Self-portrait by Julia Pirotte. Source: Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw

A photojournalist, mainly recognised for photographs taken in Marseille during World War II and later pogroms of Jews in Poland after the war.

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An international festival dedicated to reportage, photojournalism and other genres that adopt non-fictional themes, such as theatre.

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