It is irresponsible, if not impossible, to attempt to try to distill a rich, diverse culture into a small series of images. Poland is a land of extreme contrasts so ideally this should have been translated in this book. This approach is not harmonious with the format as the required jumps from image to image would be so violent as to disconcert the viewer, potentially compromising the images as singular entities. I don’t claim to know Poland or the Polish by any measure so I did not attempt to paint a Polish picture. The images instead reflect an enriching and often visually confusing experience.