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Behind Walls
2008

Behind Walls

Marian Kucharski

THE COLLAGES (Poland, 1966-1968)

Until 1968 Marian Kucharski was a relatively obedient photographer. After that, the threat of new global conflict and the complicity of his homeland in the invasion of Czechoslovakia was too much for him. He changed his style and subjects. He processed his personal memories of the Second World War in experimental, threatening images. The army and technological progress became symbols for the dehumanisation in Poland and in the rest of the world. Kucharski created these images with a new technique. His own negatives were mixed with existing images to create symmetrical photographs which resembled paintings. The result was a critical answer to social realism. Because of their implicit character, at the time the photographs could still be normally exhibited in Poland.

  • THE COLLAGES (Poland, 1966-1968)

    Until 1968 Marian Kucharski was a relatively obedient photographer. After that, the threat of new global conflict and the complicity of his homeland in the invasion of Czechoslovakia was too much for him. He changed his style and subjects. He processed his personal memories of the Second World War in experimental, threatening images. The army and technological progress became symbols for the dehumanisation in Poland and in the rest of the world. Kucharski created these images with a new technique. His own negatives were mixed with existing images to create symmetrical photographs which resembled paintings. The result was a critical answer to social realism. Because of their implicit character, at the time the photographs could still be normally exhibited in Poland.

  • THE COLLAGES (Poland, 1966-1968)

  • THE COLLAGES (Poland, 1966-1968)

  • THE COLLAGES (Poland, 1966-1968)

  • THE COLLAGES (Poland, 1966-1968)

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Behind Walls

Behind Walls

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