The 1920 War: a Photographic Account

Book, 170 × 240, 416 pages

Fonts: Whyte (Dinamo), Janus (Threedotstype)

For National Museum in Warsaw, 2020


Photography has accompanied war almost since the medium’s inception. It also dominates in the iconography of the Polish-Bolshevik war (1919–1921). In no other medium, except commercial graphics, did images of that war prove so emphatic. Paradoxically, although many – amateurs and professionals, artists and soldiers – took pictures, photographic records of those years are not commonly known and constitute a recognizable point of reference for a small fraction of the public only.

Curator: Karolina Puchała-Rojek
Assistance: Ewa Skolimowska