We wish to invite you to the Polish premiere of Rafał Milach’s book “Nearly Every Rose on the Barriers in Front of the Parliament”! The world premiere of the book took place during the Unseen Amsterdam fair in September.
Guests: Maciej Pisuk and Rafał Milach
17th September, 4 PM
The pictures in the book were taken in Warsaw in July 2017 during public protests against the controversial judicial reform proposed by the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party. Initiated at the time, the makeover of the judiciary was finally completed by the Polish government in July 2018, strongly undermining the separation of powers in Poland. The photographic collection of the white roses that the protesters attached as symbols of non-violent resistance to the crowd-control barriers in front of the Parliament is banal and accidental. It echoes the simple, non-heroic gestures made during the series of demonstrations in the summer of 2017.
Photos and book concept: Rafał Milach
Design: Ania Nałęcka-Milach & Rafał Milach
Size: 165 x 207 mm
Print run: 300 Polish, 200 English, including 30 copies of the special edition from which the entire revenue will be allocated to one of the organizations fighting for human rights.
ISBN: 978-83-949273-1-8 (PL)
ISBN: 978-83-949273-2-5 (EN)