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Adam Panczuk

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Karczeby – this is how in Chachlac dialect (a mixture of Polish and Belorussian languages) people strongly connected with the soil, they had been cultivating for generations, were called. With their bare hands, Karczeby cleared forests to get new soil for cultivation.

But the word karczeb also means a stump with roots that remains in the ground after a tree is cut down. It was similar to the people – it was not easy to ‘uproot’ them from their land. Under Stalin’s ruling, they paid with their freedom and lives for their affection for their soil. And after death, buried next to the land he farmed, a Karczeb himself became the soil, later cultivated by his descendants. Adam Panczuk’s book offers us a personal look at these people and their life.

Next to the regular version, the book is also available in collector’s edition including signed print and the box with wooden element. Karczeby by Adam Panczuk has been recognised as The Best Photography Book in the 2014 Pictures of the Year International.



Photographer: Adam Panczuk

Texts: Kazimierz Kusznierow
Dimensions: 300 x 300 mm
Number of pages: 80
Number of photographs: 23 (B&W)
Language version: English
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Adam Panczuk

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About Adam Panczuk

Adam Panczuk (b. 1978) | based in Warsaw (Poland) | works everywhere where he finds an interesting topic | studied at Academy of Economics as well as photography at the Multimedia Communication Faculty of Poznan Academy of Fine Arts | member of Sputnik Photos collective |executing his own projects, asks - directly and simultaneously metaphorically - questions about identity, consciousness and attitude towards the world | holder of the Ministry of Culture`s scholarship | awarded with several prestigious prizes, including Picture of the Year International, Magnum Expression Award, Grand Press Photo, among others | has published in National Geographic, Newsweek, British Journal of Photography, Le Monde, Esquire, OyodePez, Geo Magazine, and Polityka.

See Adam's photos in doc! photo magazine #15

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