Joanna Piotrowska

 

Contemporary European Photography

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“During the 1940s and the 1950s 140,000 people from the Bieszczady Mountains region in south-eastern Poland were displaced as a result of post World War II political decisions. Thousands of them died in a fight for their right to remain on their land. Every spring hundreds of wild orchards bloom marking the boundaries of the 5,128 houses and farms which were erased from the face of the earth.” - Joanna Piotrowska about her 5128