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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

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In Search of the Perfect Snowflake
In Search of the Perfect Snowflake
Reading / science

Kenneth G. Libbrecht talks about why he became interested in snow, the physics behind snow crystals, and where to observe the best snowflakes.

Katarzyna Rodacka

Reading / culture
Digital Paradise
Digital Paradise
Reading / culture

Photographer Wojtek Wieteska and curator Ania Diduch talk about their exhibition “Paradise 101” at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków.

Joanna Kinowska

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Who’s Afraid of Helmut Newton?
Who’s Afraid of Helmut Newton?
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Art historian Ania Diduch and photographer Wojtek Wieteska talk with two curators of Helmut Newton about the nature of the German’s nude and fashion photography.

Ania Diduch & Wojtek Wieteska

Magazine / culture
An Archivist of Nature
An Archivist of Nature
Magazine / culture

Anna Atkins was the author of the first photographic album in history, yet her achievement was largely unknown until the 1970s.

Maciej Świetlik

Magazine / culture
Portraits of a Planet
Portraits of a Planet
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Paradoxically, it was only after we flew into space that we discovered the Earth – as these three photos of our planet illustrate.

Piotr Stankiewicz

Reading / science
A Bird’s-Eye View on Biebrza and Narew
A Bird’s-Eye View on Biebrza and Narew
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The Biebrza Wetlands are a grand monument to nature: one of the very few in Europe and comparable to the Pripet Marshes in Belarus, or the Danube Delta in Romania.

Magazine / culture
Jump!
Jump!
Magazine / culture

“When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping, and the mask falls, so that the real person appears,” the photographer Philippe Halsman recalled. At the end of the photo shoot, he would say with a smile on his face: “Jump!”

Philippe Halsman

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He Who Asks Doesn’t Photograph
He Who Asks Doesn’t Photograph
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Art historian Ania Diduch talks with photographer Wojtek Wieteska about out of focus photographs, deckchairs, and colliding with the world at “Unseen”, an exhibition of Robert Frank’s work at the renowned gallery, C/O Berlin.

Ania Diduch & Wojtek Wieteska

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The “Unseen” Photography of Robert Frank
The “Unseen” Photography of Robert Frank
Reading / culture

Curator Martin Gasser talks about the death of his long-term collaborator Robert Frank, how he conceived his latest exhibition, and the value of ‘unseen’ photographs.

Ania Diduch & Wojtek Wieteska

Magazine / society
Reborn in the Forest
Reborn in the Forest
Magazine / society

After years of documenting death and suffering, the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado turned his lens towards life – the biodiversity of our planet’s flora and fauna, and its indigenous peoples who live in harmony with nature.

Agata Kasprolewicz

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A Lair
A Lair
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In his new series, Tomasz Kawecki weaves an intimate narrative about the spirits and ghosts inhabiting his childhood home and the nearby forest.

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Embodying Kinshasa
Embodying Kinshasa
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On the streets of Kinshasa – the third biggest city on the African continent – artists are raising awareness among citizens about the challenges the Congolese capital city is facing.

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Shine Heroes
Shine Heroes
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There are 3000 shoe shiners who go out into the streets of La Paz and El Alto suburbs each day in search of clients. They are from all ages and in recent years have become a social phenomenon in the Bolivian capital. What characterizes this tribe is the use of ski masks so they will not be recognized by those around them.

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Oasis: In Our Quarantine Yard
Oasis: In Our Quarantine Yard
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Irmina Walczak’s series was created during the 95 days that her family was confined in the Spanish countryside, the place where the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic took them by surprise.

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 Butterflies
Butterflies
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In “Butterflies”, Silvia Pogoda guides viewers through the different stages of experiencing and perceiving the life cycle: youth, maturity and old age.

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The Bay
The Bay
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The point of departure for Sława Harasymowicz’s exhibition is a tragedy that took place in the closing days of World War II, in Neustadt Bay, near Lübeck. Prisoners evacuated from the Neuengamme concentration camp lost their lives in the bombardment of three German ships by the RAF; among those who perished was the artist’s great-uncle, Marian Górkiewicz. The artist undertook years of research to learn the circumstances behind her relative’s death.

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My Name Is Fear
My Name Is Fear
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I was seven years old when I got scared for the first time. I was getting back from school when my friend told me: “Did you know that if you reveal your hair out of your scarf, God will punish you by hanging you from it?”

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The enigma of the four elements
The enigma of the four elements
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Cristina García Rodero, The enigma of the four elements, 1997

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Japanese Crossword
Japanese Crossword
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Which photographs deserve to be presented to the outside world and which should be left out? Is a positive always more important than a negative?

Ania Diduch & Wojtek Wieteska

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Zero at the Bone
Zero at the Bone
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Balarama Heller’s project “Zero at The Bone” presents an eerie view of primordial, reptilian life in the Everglades. An oft-documented area, Heller’s project is altogether unique: choosing to shoot in the darkness of night, when the outline of the familiar is dimmed, Heller draws on “symbolism and the haptic” to present the relationship between predator and prey as nebulous.

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