Rafał MILACH (ur. 1978, Gliwice)

From the The First March of Gentlemen series

pigment print, Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta 315 g, 22 x 27 cm,
signed, dated and described on the reverse
edition: 1/3 + 2 a.p.

This work comes from a series produced by Milach as part of the Września Collection, a long-term photographic project which works towards creating a photographic archive for the Town and Commune of Września. Using pictures from the archive of an amateur photographer from Września, Ryszard Szczepaniak, and his own photographs, Milach creates fictitious scenes, based on local events, including the famous Września children’s strike (1901-1902). With his artistic ploy, he provokes a fictitious demonstration, which is soon pacified. The background is provided by worn-out teaching aids photographed in present-day Września schools.
Publication: The First March of Gentlemen (The Children of Września Regional Museum in Września, 2017).

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