Streets of Crocodiles: Photography, Media, and Postsocialist Landscapes in Poland

Streets of Crocodiles: Photography, Media, and Postsocialist Landscapes in Poland

by Katarzyna Marciniak, Kamil Turowski
Streets of Crocodiles: Photography, Media, and Postsocialist Landscapes in Poland

Streets of Crocodiles: Photography, Media, and Postsocialist Landscapes in Poland

by Katarzyna Marciniak, Kamil Turowski

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Overview

This powerful presentation of photographs of Poland from the late 1980s to the present depicts the hybridized landscape of this pivotal Eastern European nation following its entry into the European Union. A visual record of the country's transition from socialism to capitalism, it focuses on the industrial blue-collar city ofLodz—located in the heart of New Europe and home to nearly one million people. Photographer Kamil Turowski's monotones are captivating—seeming to conceal a looming threat—while Katarzyna Marciniak's accompanying text expands on the photos and the "crocodilian" texture of contemporary Eastern Europe. A walk on the wild side, Streets of Crocodiles captures viscerally the changing landscape of postsocialist Poland.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841503653
Publisher: Intellect, Limited
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Katarzyna Marciniak is associate professor of transnational studies in the English department at Ohio University. Kamil Turowski is a creator of short films, animations, and photographic narratives. He holds MFAs in cinematography from the National Film School in Lodz and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.



Katarzyna Marciniak is associate professor of transnational studies in the English department at Ohio University. Kamil Turowski is a creator of short films, animations, and photographic narratives. He holds MFAs in cinematography from the National Film School in Lodz and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword: Hunting for Crocodiles

      J. Hoberman

Preface

      Kamil Turowski

List of Photograph Titles

Photographs

1. New Europe: Eyes Wide Shut
2. Postsocialist Hybrids
3. An Act Against the Wall
4. Afterword: Pedagogy of the ‘Post’

Index

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