Portrait of Poland - Bruno Barbey

Portrait of Poland - Bruno Barbey

In 1981 Magnum photographer Bruno Barbey travelled all over Poland. It was the time of Solidarity - a struggle for freedom in Soviet occupied Poland. A Pole, Karol Wojtyla, the former Cardinal Archbishop of Krakow, had been elected Pope. It was a time of hope. A hope that would be temporarily crushed with the introduction of martial law by General Jaruzelski’s government in December 1981. Bruno Barbey recorded life in Poland during this period in a set of 78 photographs. The photographs can be viewed on the Magnum Photography website.

The book cover on this page is the one for the French edition of the book. The book was also published in English and German.

Portrait of Poland

Author - Photographs by Bruno Barbey, Anthology complied by Jan Krok-Paszkowski, Preface by Czeslaw Milosz.
ISBN - 0500540837
Publisher - Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd in 1982.
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This page was added on 07 February 2010. Updated on 10 November 2015.