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Silesia - Michal Cala

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Published by:
Chris Rauschenberg
Published:
2/26/2018
Specs:
Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
120 pages Perfect-bound
Category:
Photography
Tags:
coal, ironworks, landscape, Miners, mining, poland

My black and white photographs from the series “Silesia” were made between 1975-1992. My fascination with this subject started when I first saw industrial centers of Upper and Lower Silesia. The landscape there was terrifying and beautiful at the same time. It did not change for the whole period since the Nineteenth Century to the end of communism in Poland. I was particularly interested in laborers' housing districts, old ironworks, coal mines and enormous coal heaps . I was also taking pictures of people, who lived in that environment. The reality that is shown in my photographs does not exist any longer. Most of the heaps, old coal mines and factories suffered demolition. In my photographs I was trying to combine documentary and aesthetic values. The technique, which I used, was traditional analogue black and white photography.

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