Ever since it has been possible, photography has accompanied depictions of war - to serve news reports, propaganda and iconography, and the Polish-Bolshevik War of 1919-21 was no different. Through the eyes of professional and amateur photographers, the exhibition 'Fotorelacja. Wojna 1920' at the National Museum in Warsaw catalogues all aspects of conflict: portraits of soldiers (some photos intended solely for private family albums), recruitment scenes, exercises, marches, waiting to fight and everyday life at the front, and finally the consequences of war itself - the destruction, prisoners of war, wounded and killed, but also scenes of ceremonies and commemoration. The extensive collection comes from the Warsaw Photographic Agency andpurchased by the National Museum in May 1921, however, the exhibition also shows film footage, including the recently restored full-length documentary Polonia Restituta (1928). Attending the exhibition is a must for anyone with an interest in the events surrounding the Battle of Warsaw 1920 and the larger war.
Open 10:00-18:00. Closed Mon.Aug 142020
- Nov 152020