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Pre-War City Of Lublin And Its Polish Rural Vicinities By Edward Hartwig

The photographs were made by Edward Hartwig (1909-2003).

Photo: polona.pl

Photographer who had a strong influence on the development of Polish photography in the sixties and seventies. Born on the 6th of September 1909 in Moscow and died on the 28th of October 2003 in Warsaw. His style was formed under the influence of Jan Bułhak’s work. Hartwig proved himself to be a master of portraying morning fogs in the forms of impressionistic landscapes from the Lublin region. He also excelled in capturing genre scenes referring to the tradition of Polish painting. Sporadically he would take portraits in the Old Town in Lublin writes Culture.pl

His style gradually began to resemble that of the Belgian pictorialist Leonard Misonne and the Frenchman Pierre Dubreuil, who referred to Constant Troyon’s painting. Hartwig also successfully employed the so-called noble techniques such as print toning (he toned bromide prints with gold), which he used to create his photographs from Kazimierz Dolny – a town which he especially fancied. He was a prominent figure of the Lublin Photographic Society, which was founded in 1936. In 1938 the society organized the Exhibition of Polish Photography.

Photo: polona.pl
Photo: polona.pl
Photo: polona.pl
Photo: polona.pl
Photo: polona.pl
Photo: polona.pl
Photo: polona.pl
Photo: polona.pl

Photo: polona.pl

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