Silesia 1975-1992

Silesia 1975-1992

The photographs show industrial landscapes, labourers' housing districts and its inhabitants of Upper and Lower Silesia during the final period of communism in Poland.

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Silesia 2004-2014

Silesia 2004-2014

This series shows industrial and urban landscapes of Upper and Lower Silesia after deterioration and liquidation of outdated coalmining and metallurgic industry.

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Galicja 1976-1990

Galicja 1976-1990

The series presents poor areas of South-Eastern Poland, small towns and villages and its inhabitants.

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Lower Silesia 1983

Lower Silesia 1983

The photographs present small towns from the areas incorporated by Poland after Second World War, abandoned by Germans and inhabited by Polish exiles coming from the areas taken over by the Soviet Union.

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Lodz 2008-2012

Lodz 2008-2012

The city of Lodz is sometimes called Polish Manchester because it is a famous symbol of the 19th century capitalism – the legendary "Promised Land" of industrial entrepreneurs. It is also a place were many cultures coexisted together: Polish, Jewish, German and Russian.
The photographs show the city after the collapse of the traditional textile industry - the old housing estates, disappearing remainings of the 19th century wealth and prosperity, and conterporary changes in urban landscape.

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Slovakia 2008-2011

Bielsko-Biała 2004-2010

Toruń 1986

Toruń 1986

In Toruń you can find some old gothic buildings and views over the river Vistula. In those times its narrow and neglected streets were full of playing children.
The photographs were taken during sentimental journey of the author to the place of his birth.

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Blocks of flats district under construction 1980

Blocks of flats district under construction 1980

Short series of photographs showing the construction of a housing district during last years of communism in Poland.

Blocks of flats district under construction 1980 »

Lublin 1974

Lublin 1974

Lublin is a large city lying in the East of Poland. All the photographs were taken during one afternoon and they show the times when it was more common to see a wagon pulled by horses than a car.
This series is one of the oldest by Michal Cala.

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Warsaw 1973

Warsaw 1973

The photographs of Warsaw and the Vistula River back in the 70s. These are among the oldest photographs by Michal Cala. They also mark the beginning of his artistic career since they were his first works to be recognized in photographic competitions and publicly exhibited.

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