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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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103 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / culture
Documenting Crisis
Documenting Crisis
Reading / culture

What can we discover by examining three photos, all of which depict poverty in the early 20th century?

Wojciech Nowicki

Magazine / society
On Silver Film
On Silver Film
Magazine / society

The act of taking an analogue photograph is the culmination of science, magic and technology – truly a moment to treasure.

Szymon Drobniak

Reading / science
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

Reading / culture
Who’s Afraid of Helmut Newton?
Who’s Afraid of Helmut Newton?
Reading / culture

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
Magazine / culture

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
Reading / science

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

Reading / culture
He Who Asks Doesn’t Photograph
He Who Asks Doesn’t Photograph
Reading / culture

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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White Balance
White Balance
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“White Balance” by Witek Orski, seeks to expose, by way of the senses, that there is no such thing as a single shade of white, a single model that could be set in contrast to that which is considered by the majority as ‘the other’.

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Felix Culpa
Felix Culpa
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“Felix Culpa” is a series of personal collages by Jagoda Valkov. In her works, the artist combines photographs from her family archive and albums belonging to other members of the Families of Nazareth Movement (within which Valkov was raised) with contemporary symbolic graphics. Here we have processed memories of adolescence and 13 years of life within a religious organization.

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The aquarium
The aquarium
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Jean Gaumy, "The aquarium", 1987, New York City, Coney Island, USA

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From Eye to Bone
From Eye to Bone
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Bartosz Wajer’s works in the “From Eye to Bone” series are photographs from erotic portals that are rephotographed without the standard use of a lens. The artist instead employing the exposed matrix of a digital camera, a handheld lens, and manual manipulation. Utilizing the equipment against the rules of ‘proper’ photography seems to be a cognitively effective technique. By stripping erotic content of the conventions of titillating imagery, one discovers its comic and, at the same time, disturbing nature.

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WAHALA
WAHALA
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The work “WAHALA” addresses the problem of unbridled economic growth and the related ecological concerns. It asks what is driving the world and for how long.

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Different Faces, Different Places
Different Faces, Different Places
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The protagonist of the exhibition “Different Faces, Different Places” is Tomasz Machciński (b. 1942, lives in Kalisz, Poland), the author of a monumental performance, which has continued uninterrupted since 1966, consisting of more than 22,000 fictional or appropriated identities recorded in photographic self-portraits.

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Corona Rhapsody
Corona Rhapsody
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In the song “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Freddy Mercury asks: “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” Ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, we, too, have been confronted with questions about what is actually happening around us and where the border between fantasy and reality lies.

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Jaki mamy budżet? – ‘Where’s the Money?’
Jaki mamy budżet? – ‘Where’s the Money?’
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The state of limited production resources has so deeply shaped our consciousness that virtually any conversation about money is extremely awkward. Ada Zielińska uses her position as an artist adept at navigating the field of art to critically scrutinize the system and its conditions while at the same time empathizing with her co-participants.

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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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