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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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113 results
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Animal Persons
Animal Persons
Reading / society

Marta Bogdańska, creator of the “Shifters” art project, talks about the history of humans (mis)using animals in armed forces and intelligence agencies.

Berenika Steinberg

Reading / culture
Documenting Crisis
Documenting Crisis
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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
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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?
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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

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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

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Devil’s Rib
Devil’s Rib
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40 years ago, an escape into Polish wilderness was usually because of being an outlaw, a dissident of the communist regime, or an adventurer. Today, the fatigue of modern life and fears of humanity collapse push humans towards living life closer to nature.

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MUJERES DE LA TIERRA
MUJERES DE LA TIERRA
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The Covid-19 pandemic has put into perspective that domestic life is a risky scenario for thousands of Mexican women. Five sisters behind the Mujeres de la Tierra (Women of the Land) collective have experienced this violence in their homes and know that if a woman does not have economic autonomy, she will be more limited in separating from her abuser.

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The Nature of Things
The Nature of Things
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Humans are the only living beings who are aware of the transcience of life. We are bound to accept this fact with total vulnerability. How can the transient nature of our personality be acknowledged in an individualist society?

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The Exchange #2
The Exchange #2
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Chloé Milos Azzopardi’s work sits at the intersection between documentary and poetic photography. Her images collect moments of surreal intimacy, fragments of reality that happen in her day-to-day life and that she minutely captures and transforms, making them her own.

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Mother’s Therapy
Mother’s Therapy
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Mathias de Lattre developed an interest in natural psychedelics, in particular psilocybin mushrooms. For ten years, he had the intuition that they might constitute an alternative to the psychiatric treatment of his mother.

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Yaya
Yaya
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In her photographic practice, Hailun Luo focuses with dedication and empathy on various subjects, but most of all on people who, in posing, become the co-creators and protagonists of her stories.

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Brackish Tears
Brackish Tears
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In his work, Santanu Dey deals with the topic of the Marichjhapi massacre. In an effort to trace the entire structure of violence related to migration and displacement, the artist goes back to the “Mahabharata”, an ancient Hindu epic.

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Sankt Anna
Sankt Anna
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A Silesian treasure, a panorama of the region, an extinct volcano, a sacred place for Catholics, the territory of an uprising, a performance space. One could go on for a long time listing the faces and nuances of St Anne’s Mountain. Its namesake, Anna Orłowska, weaves intimate and familial threads into her complex story.

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Pause
Pause
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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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