The American Woman

 We are pleased to announce the Foundation’s new publication, The American Woman, a book of Zofia Chomętowska’s photographs in the interpretation of Jakub Śwircz and Kuba Dąbrowski. The publication resembles a small notebook that can be browsed with casual pleasure. The visual material, never published before, shows fragments of prewar Poland’s daily life. The book has been published in 300 copies and is available for PLN 35. The publication is part of the Living Archives project.


‘Zofia Chomętowska wasn’t American. That’s obvious. Poland was never America. That’s also true. But that’s not what we mean. America is simply far away and during Chomętowska’s times it was even farther. But it has always been a country full of photographs, of a need for visual representation, for photographing everything. As a result, it stirred the imagination more easily’ (Jakub Śwircz, The American Woman). The book has been published in 300 copies and will available for the promotional price of PLN 35. 


The event is part of the Archaeology of Photography Foundation’s Living Archives project devoted to creative dialogue between the classics of Polish photography and contemporary artists.


The Living Archives project is funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Partners: Warsaw European Capital of Culture 2016, Kordegarda, Cud nad Wisłą, Citydoping, Galeria Asymetria

Media patrons: Portal, Plac Defilad, Artinfo, Fotopolis, Fotografia Kolekcjonerska, Foto

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