Thursday, 19 February 2015

Poland Photo Diary 2015

I have just arrived in Poland where I will be for two months creating a body of work about Polish migration/ diaspora to the U.K. I will be investigating a few stories and themes relating to this subject including the core reasons and why it is popular for Poles to do so and the effects on Poland good and bad.

I am starting this online photo mini blog which I will be updating with a new image everyday (or two, or three...ish) so please keep an eye on this post.

My contact details here are my usual email - sd02davidshaw@hotmail.com 
or my Polish number - +48 533 399 084

I will also be regularly updating my twitter - https://twitter.com/davidjshawphoto
and my instagram - http://instagram.com/sd02davidshaw/

This trip has been funded by the Peter Kirk Scholarship so a massive thank you to everyone involved with that and everyone else who has helped me out so far.

Reszel/ Home 17th April

Sorry for lack of posting, I was in a very small town called Reszel for some time and there was minimal internet there, I have included a few of the pictures I took bellow.

I am now home from Poland and am now on to editing, writing and pitching so watch this space for my final piece in the coming weeks.

I have been taught a real lesson in how to be kind to strangers in Poland. So many people put me up, fed me, drove me around, translated, gave me lots of Vodka, let me take lots of photos and generally treated me very well. So a massive to thank you to everyone who has helped me on my trip, particularly in Poznan, Reszel and Zamosc, it was great!

Here are some pictures from Reszel


Zamosc, 4th April



Zamosc, 3rd April



Zamosc, 2nd April


Zamosc, 1st April



Lublin, 31st March



Bielsk Podlaski, 30th March


Bielsk Podlaski, 28th March


Bielsk Podlaski, 26th March



Bielsk Podlaski, 23rd March




Bielsk Podlaski, 22nd March




Posadowek, 21st March



Chudobczyce (Skinny Dog) Village - 18th March



Posadowek, 17th March


Chudobczyce (Skinny Dog) Village - 16th March

Tomek is an ex-gangster/ prisoner who now leads a social co-operative and farm and lives with his wife and two children.

Konin, 14th March




Konin, 13th March


Poznan, 12th March


Did a great interview with Jezny today who was once homeless in London but is now back in Poland working for Barka.
Poznan, 11th March




Poznan, 10th March


Poznan, 9th March



Poznan, 8th March


Poznan, 7th March



Poznan, 5th March

Barka Foundation Chairman Tomaz Sadowski becoming a member of the Pokomo tribe for his work promoting social entrepreneurship in Africa.

Poznan, 4th March


Dr. Makorani Y'Dhidha-a-Mjidho, the Haye ywe Ngaji (Traditional King) at Pokomo Community.

Poznan, 2nd March


Krakow, 1st March




Krakow, Feb 28th




Krakow, Feb 27th



Krakow, Feb 26th



Lodz to Krakow, Feb 25th 



Lodz to Krakow, Feb 24th




Lodz, Feb 23rd




Lodz, Feb 22nd



Warsaw, Feb 21st




Warsaw, Feb 20th



Warsaw, Feb 19th