Polish Shadow

Polish Shadow

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Rosalind Solomon made her first pictures in Poland in 1988 during a time of political change, and returned there in 2003, a time of increasing violence and inhumanity in the world. All of the images are of individuals, their relationships and environments and are observations and commentaries on Poland itself, as well as on the rest of the world. "Polish Shadow" at times evokes the darkness of an earlier era, and recalls the ghosts of ethnic violence, but also gives a human view of modern Poland. For over 30 years, Solomon has been producing emotional imagery, which pulls the viewer into a world of sun and shadow where past and present intersect. As one commentator put it: "Rosalind Solomon embraces her subjects with unusual warmth - a combination of candor, curiosity and concern." Her photographs provoke a physical, gut reaction and her empathy and sensitivity inform her images, giving them substance and power. Her photographs are influenced by the films of Luis Bunuel and Satyajit Ray, whom she met and photographed in Calcutta.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 203.2 x 205.7 x 15.2mm | 204.12g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • Gottingen, Germany
  • English
  • 60 tritone plates
  • 3865211992
  • 9783865211996

About Rosalind Solomon

Rosalind Solomon was born in 1930 in Highland Park, Illinois, and now works and lives in New York City. Her photographs are collected internationally. The Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Canada and the Bibliotheque Nationale are among those with selections of her work. Her solo exhibits include the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C, Die Photographische Sammlung, Cologne and Musee Nicephore Niepce, Chalon sur Saone, France. Solomon has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and was a senior research fellow of the American Institute of Indian Studies. She was a MacDowell Colony Gottlieb Fellow and was also awarded the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur residency at Yaddo.show more

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