Marek Piasecki, Anaklasis

We are happy to introduce a newly published book ‘Anaklasis’ comprising of photographs taken by Marek Piasecki.
The word άνάκλασις [anaklasis] describes the phenomenon of rhythmic feet modification in poetry. It constitutes a breaking up a rhythm of a poem by substituting strong elements in a poem: long or stressed syllables with short and unstressed ones. This term was popularized in the world by Krzysztof Penderecki who called one of his most important works this way. In the avant-garde, few-minute composition from 1959 written for forty-two string instruments and six percussion groups, Penderecki experiments with noise, silence, rustle and explores the limits of sound.
At the same time, Marek Piasecki tests and explores the limits of photography. He experiments with blow-ups, frames, he searches for textures which would alter the rhythm determined by the light. He composes his photographs, changing the stresses, focusing on the moved elements of the images. He concentrates on the margins. Another meaning of the word ‘anaklasis’ is a refraction of light.
The book consists of photographs taken by Marek Piasecki between 1952 and 1960. Among the models visible in the photographs we may find i.a.: Joanna Turowicz-Piasecka. A vast number of the published negatives are complemented by a note ‘Mury i Muralia’ (‘Walls and Wall-Paintings’) written by Piasecki on the original wrappers.

Wojciech Zamecznik. Total Design

Wojciech Zamecznik (1923-1967) was a remarkable exponent of the Polish School of Posters, a photographer and experimenter in the fields related to film and photography. For his entire life, he lived and worked in Warsaw, he also taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where he conducted a photo-graphic design studio in the years preceding his death.

VEHA: Bachelorette Night

Archeology of Photography Foundation is happy to invite you to a hosted exhibition by Belorussian artists group Veha (veha.by).
Belorussian artists group Veha (veha.by). Collective locates vernacular photography in the central point of their interest. Archival photographs from private collections searched throughout entire Belarus, turn into a tool aimed at studying tradition, history, and collective memory.

Virtual Museum of Photography

Virtual Museum of Photography, available at: www.fotomuzeum.faf.org.pl, is a new base of photographs and knowledge on Polish photography.
The expanded portal allows a free browse through scans from archives studied and prepared by Archeology of Photography Foundation, but also through selected photography collections from other institutions – i.a. Jewish Historical Institute, Fundacja Pola Magnetyczne (Magnetic Fields Foundation), Fundacja dla Filmu i Fotografii (Foundation for Film and Photography), and Stowarzyszenie Dokumentalistów Droga (Documentary Photographers Association ‘The Road’).