Żyrardów, 1961_

Deviating from customary modes of representing the textile-industry town, Chrząszczowa photographed wooden houses in Żyrardów. Instead of the factory halls and directorial villas or at least the Church of the Ascension of the Lord towering above the man square, we see wooden cottages that are clearly falling into ruin. Chrząszczowa’s images bring to mind ‘black series’ documentary films showing big-city slums.
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