By Kamil Turowski
This robust presentation of pictures of Poland from the past due Nineteen Eighties to the current depicts the hybridized panorama of this pivotal jap ecu kingdom following its access into the ecu Union. a visible checklist of the country's transition from socialism to capitalism, it makes a speciality of the economic blue-collar urban of Lodz—located within the center of recent Europe and residential to almost 1000000 humans. Photographer Kamil Turowski's monotones are captivating—seeming to hide a looming threat—while Katarzyna Marciniak's accompanying textual content expands at the photographs and the "crocodilian" texture of up to date jap Europe. A stroll at the wild facet, Streets of Crocodiles captures viscerally the altering panorama of postsocialist Poland.
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Ijh[[jie\9heYeZ_b[i Figure 15: A tenant rests outside by a billboard advertising an ‘Outdoor Group’ with a slogan, ‘I love my city’; In the background looms the ‘Fuck the Jewish Widzew’ graffiti. ) *& Ijh[[jie\9heYeZ_b[i Figure 16: ‘Jews to gas. Zyklon B’, declares freshly painted graffiti under intercoms of a tenement building in downtown Łódź. , Jews to gas’. *( Ijh[[jie\9heYeZ_b[i Figure 18: The Monument of the Broken Heart in Winter: Designed by Jadwiga Janus and Ludwik Mackiewicz, the sculpture commemorates the tragic fate of the Polish children imprisoned by the Germans in a camp for minors in Łódź during World War II.
Figure 9: Two kids wander about a backyard next to President Delano Roosevelt Street in downtown Łódź. Ijh[[jie\9heYeZ_b[i )) Ijh[[jie\9heYeZ_b[i Figure 10: An ad hoc playground in an inner courtyard. ) )* Ijh[[jie\9heYeZ_b[i )+ Ijh[[jie\9heYeZ_b[i Figure 11: Under the ‘Jude’ graffiti, two boys practice gymnastics in uptown Łódź. ), Ijh[[jie\9heYeZ_b[i Figure 12: ‘The hunters of the heads of Jewish dogs’: A woman passes the graffiti along a walkway at 14 Księży Młyn Street in Łódź. )- Ijh[[jie\9heYeZ_b[i Figure 13: ‘The time has come for you the Jew’ graffiti and the ‘Polish fashion gala’ billboard compete for space in the area that used to be part of the Litzmannstadt ghetto, the slave camp the Germans set up for Jews in Łódź during World War II.
Ijh[[jie\9heYeZ_b[i Figure 18: The Monument of the Broken Heart in Winter: Designed by Jadwiga Janus and Ludwik Mackiewicz, the sculpture commemorates the tragic fate of the Polish children imprisoned by the Germans in a camp for minors in Łódź during World War II. *) Ijh[[jie\9heYeZ_b[i Figure 19: A tenement building that neighbours the EC-2 power plant in Łódź. ** Ijh[[jie\9heYeZ_b[i Figure 20: Residential Substance: An emblematic socialistera neighbourhood of high capacity buildings, nicknamed ‘anthills’, built from prefabricated slabs with small windows; concrete deserts with no greenery, stores, hospitals or playgrounds.
Streets of Crocodiles: Photography, Media, and Postsocialist Landscapes in Poland by Kamil Turowski
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