01 May 2007

Staszek Heyda: Białystok - one day

May 1st 2004 was a special day for Poland and 9 other countries of Eastern and Central Europe - first day in European Union. Group of recognised Polish photographers, motivated by Grzegorz Dąbrowski, and supported by several institutions decided to document this first day in EU on BW negatives. Action called "Białystok - one day" was lasting 24 hours. Photographers spent whole day portraiting the people, the city, the atmosphere of this special day - 3 years ago already. Today they say - it was worth to make this document.
I am happy to share with you part of this project, historical pictures made by one of the participants of this event: Staszek Heyda

invited by Marcin Górski

3 comments:

ulf said...

well, these are pictures that starts your brain working
I like Staszeks point of view - very well done.
Many smart observations that somehow
relates to this special day. I will for sure remember especially the one with the shoes and the last picture for a long time.
/urbano

jeanne said...

I cannot imagine, Marcin, the things you and your countrymen have seen. A long long journey. And you have made such beauty, despite it -- or maybe because of it. I suppose that will always be one of the unanswerable questions.

and then there are Osip Mandelstam's words: The people need poetry that will be their own secret. to keep them awake forever.

joanna said...

Ulf have said everything what is needed here. excellent shots. clever ones. i'm a big fan!