The gallery presents selection of industrial photographs by Polish photographer - Tadeusz Sumiński. Most of them was taken in 60’ for the magazine “La Revue Polonaise” which aim was to promote Poland abroad.
An important role in his work is occupied by industrial photographs commissioned for „La Revue Polonaise”. Although the magazine was rather propagandist, Sumiński's photos represent documentary value most of all. This is also bound up with the status of the photographed objects, as many of the industrial plants documented by Sumiński no longer exist, while others function as part of larger corporations.” Some of this shots also brings to mind iconic photographs such as Bernd and Hilla Bechers’ industrial landscapes.
Used fragments of texts: by Marta Przybyło- Ibadullajev ''The Exemplary Mill'. On Tadeusz Sumiński's Industrial Photography' and by Wojciech Wilczyk 'Tadeusz Sumiński: a Forgotten Industrialist' from the book "Tadeusz Sumiński, Industrial", published by Archeology of Photography Foundation, Warsaw 2014.
Archeology of Photography Foundation from Warsaw, Poland is taking care of Taduesz Suminski's archive.