Mark Power, The Sound of Two Songs (2004 – 2009)

Mark Power, Dobrzyn nad Wisla, 01.2006

Mark Power, Dobrzyn nad Wisla, 01.2006

The Sound of Two Songs by Mark Power, a British Magnum photographer, is a culmination of his five-year-long project set in contemporary Poland following its accession to the European Union. The project started off when Power was commissioned by Magnum to spend one month in Poland as part of a bigger ‘Euro Visions’ project, where different Magnum photographers were documenting all 10 new member countries of the EU. As Power explains, that month spent in Poland made him increasingly interested in the country and inspired his future trips. He visited Poland 20 times over the next 5 years and created a fascinating portrait of this country. He claims to have shown the ‘Polish landscape from a respectable distance; [as] a place seen by a foreigner, an outsider.’ You can see a selection of photographs below. Please refer to Mark Power’s website to see all images and read more.

Mark Power, Krakow, 12.2006

Mark Power, Krakow, 12.2006

Mark Power, Stezyca, 04.2005

Mark Power, Stezyca, 04.2005

Mark Power, Warszawa, 02.2005_3

Mark Power, Warszawa, 02.2005

Mark Power, Zabrze, 10.2004

Mark Power, Zabrze, 10.2004

Mark Power, Warszawa, 04.2009

Mark Power, Warszawa, 04.2009

Mark Power, Warszawa, 04.2005

Mark Power, Warszawa, 04.2005

Mark Power, Krzyzowka, 12.2004

Mark Power, Krzyzowka, 12.2004

Mark Power, Miedzichowo, 09.2008

Mark Power, Miedzichowo, 09.2008

Mark Power, Siematycze, 09.2007

Mark Power, Siematycze, 09.2007

Mark Power, Radom, 04.2005

Mark Power, Radom, 04.2005

Mark Power, Rzeszow, 12.2004

Mark Power, Rzeszow, 12.2004

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