Zofia RYDET (1911-1997)

Chochołów from the Sociological Record series

two gelatin silver prints, 24 x 29.5 cm - each,
artist’s stamp and stamp reading "Chochołów" on the reverse of the right print, title "Chochołów" on the reverse of the left print

These photographs come from the Sociological Record series, which is considered to be Rydet’s magnum opus. The person portrayed is Karol Skorus from the village of Chochołów, who put a collection of things he had amassed on display in his own home as a "private museum." At the time when the photograph was taken, his entire family was living in America, which is reflected in some of the items in the pictures, e.g. an impressive collection of portraits of American presidents.
Publication: Zofia Rydet: Sociological Record 1978-1990 (Museum in Gliwice, 2016).

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