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A Photographer Shares Daily Life In Poland In The Early 80s

In the early 1980s, while Gdansk and Warsaw were in the midst of a sociopolitical upheaval of great impact on a European scale, Bruno Barbey took the event to embark on a journey of almost 40,000 km over eight months.

Accompanied by his family and living in a camper, he was able to detour the stern surveillance widespread in the moment. This was an approach that allowed him to discover a tormented people in battle and a country torn between Catholicism and Communism, where the word”solidarity” actually means something.

Bruno Barbey was, “Poland was the page in History that was being composed, and it was the memory of an ancestral society on The verge of disappearing.”

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