About the Ebook
Jacek Kadaj’s My Warsaw is a celebration of how post-communist architecture is reshaping Poland’s capital. The city was largely rebuilt following the destruction of the Second World War and Jacek Kadaj’s gaze reveals how Warsaw continues to be master of reinvention.
The architecture of the prewar city, both surviving and rebuilt, features here too, as poignant traces of what was once the ‘Paris of the East’. And Jacek Kadaj also captures the receding socialist-realist cityscape: a wistful testament to the Warsaw of his childhood.
But it is the entrepreneurial energy of Warsaw’s recent past and present that is the central focus of the photographer’s lens. In these photographs, Jacek Kadaj frames a view of the Warsaw of today and tomorrow.
I am a photographer and cinematographer. After graduating from the Vocational School for Audio and Visual Arts in Warsaw I continued my art education in the Cinematography Department of the Silesian Film School in Katowice. Over the past few years I participated in many individual and group photographic exhibitions across Poland as well as in Europe. My photographs have appeared in numerous publications and have been sold to private collections. Currently based in Warsaw, I continue to travel around the world passionately creating cutting edge images for art and commercial projects.