“Fotoeseje. Teksty o fotografii polskiej” [Photoessays. Texts on Polish Photography], a book by Lech Lechowicz, is already available at the Archeology of Photography Foundation in Nowogrodzka 18a, Warsaw, as well as through the Internet. This is the first comprehensive anthology of writings of Lech Lechowicz, a renowned photography expert, offering an invaluable contribution to the research of 20th-century art in Poland. The collected texts discuss Polish photography from both historical and problem-oriented perspectives. Price: 32 PLN.
The book was published with kind support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
The book discusses Polish photography from both historical and problem-oriented perspectives. As with every collection of essays by a single author, that were written over an extended period of time and meant for various audiences, this volume is rich and diverse, shedding light on selected phenomena from a number of angles. Despite being arranged chronologically, the writings are not conceived as a complete and comprehensive reconstruction of the period, rather than that they reflect the broad scholarly fascinations of the author, whose interest spans over a hundred years of Polish photography. This captivating and much anticipated book is a must for all photography enthusiasts and art history students.
Lech Lechowicz (born 1952). Historian of photography and critic, lecturer, long-serving curator of the Department of Photography and Visual Techniques at the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz (1977–1996). Author of over a hundred texts about photography, many of which are a pioneering endeavor in the field. He currently works as a lecturer at the National Film, Television & Theatre School in Lodz, as well as the Marian Schmidt Warsaw School of Photography. His past teaching experience includes posts in Fine Arts Academies in Lodz and in Poznan. Co-founder of the Polish Corporation of Photography (1995); History of Photography Association (1989/90), and Scientific Association of Photography (2001). Co-founder and editor of “OBSCURA” magazine (1981–1989), which in the People’s Republic of Poland offered a unique critical outlook on the issue of artistic media.
Sold at 32 PLN. 28 PLN at promotion events.
Publishing date: 2010
Price: 32 PLN
Launch: December 20, 2010
Published with kind support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.