Warsaw

Warsaw

Contemporary cities consist of endless number of patterns, colours and textures created by centuries-old layers of history and individual tales. They say about Warsaw – the capital of a 40 million people country – that it is lacking in the personality. That it is chaotic, cluttered, haphazard, devoid of the identity and crispness. That it is hard to capture, to encompass it intellectually and emotionally. However, there comes the question: is it possible to create an impartial, versatile portrait of the city of such a multi-layered structure where continuity of most historical, political and social processes was broken? Bothering to universalise its image may result in either jejune marketing puff piece or the political humbug. However, it is worth remembering that even these images contribute to the final city’s appearance. Presented photographs’ series is an attempt to sketch a subjective map of present-day Warsaw – the city where I was born and I spent most of my lifetime.

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