Chris Niedenthal


Era of PRL in Poland photographed by Chris Niedenthal:

  1. The Presidential Dożynki (Harvest Festival) in Koszalin, 1975.
  2. Drowning of Marzanna, Kurpie in 1970s.
  3. Międzyzdroje in 1979.
  4. No heating - woman waiting for the coal. Warsaw 1982.
  5. Harsh reality: empty shelves in a butcher shop, Praga district of Warsaw, 1982.
  6. The National Stadium in Warsaw, 1979.
  7. Somewhere on the outskirts of Wrocław city, summer 1982.
  8. Wadowice in may 1981 - few days after the Pope John Paul II assassination attempt.
  9. The iconic protograph: SKOT armoured transporter in the front of the Moskwa cinema with the ad of “Apocalypse Now” movie, Warsaw 1981 - beginning of the Martial Law.
  10. Stalingrad Alley (now: Jagiellońska Street) in Warsaw, February 1982.

Back of East German refugee car w. DDR plate altered to read simply D, in ID used on West German cars, during exodus to freedom in West.


Photo by Chris Niedenthal//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images