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On December 13th 1981, Poland was brought under Martial Law - and on the very day this happened, the British photographer Chris Niedenthal took this iconic picture in Warsaw: a tank in front of (now demolished) MOSKWA ("Moscow") movie theater, where Francis Ford Coppola's APOCALYPSE NOW was playing. Read the story of what happened:

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Tadeusz Rolke (b.1929) is sometimes called a "Polish Avedon" for his striking portraits and fashion photography. More info:

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Ryszard Horowitz...1939, De Beers Diamond

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"We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933–1956 by Chim" The retrospective of works by Polish-born co-founder of Magnum Photos is on view January 18 to May 5, 2013 at the International Center of Photography in NYC.

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Great exhibit on view now thru Sept 22 at the Zachęta National Gallery in Warsaw - "Free Time": works by six celebrated Polish photographers, united by theme of leisure in the People's Republic of Poland. (Pictured: Jazz nad Odrą, Wrocław, 1966, photo Tadeusz Rolke, courtresy of the artist)

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Tadeusz Rolke - one of Poland's most respected protojournalists, known also for his great portraits of Polish artists and celebrities, as well as for famous "Fishmarkt" series photographed in 1970s Hamburg, Germany - is the subject of new documentary DIARY OF A JOURNEY which will premiere in NYC on July 25. There also be an exhibition of his work! For more info and to register for this FREE screening, visit

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Now thru 7/3 at the Foley Gallery, NYC: Iola Szwarc's award-winning AMERICAN GIRLS