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Halfway

Wloclawek, Poland - April 2014. Heating Plant.
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Wloclawek, Poland – April 2014. Heating Plant.

Halfway, photo essay by Patryk Karbowski.
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A middle-sized city in the center of Poland, halfway between the mountains and the Baltic Sea. Neither rich, nor really poor, with a typical history of a region’s industrial capital which blossomed in the time of state socialism and lost that position after 1989. Such places evolve in a very special way.

With advancements in technology and funds from the European Union, the look of both the city and the people has been changing. But still, both remain a medley of the past they come from and the effects of modernization, influenced by the local mentality. A halfway state, in between present and past, between east and west, between here and now.
“Halfway” has been published as a book by the Instytut Kultury Wizualnej in Warsaw. (Patryk Karbowski)
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Wloclawek, Poland – September 2013. City Hall.
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Wloclawek, Poland – January 2011. A room at the cultural centre prepared for the carnival party.
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Wloclawek, Poland – January 2015. Newly rebuilt road.
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