The Photo Notebooks: Władysław Hasior

Now and again, the e-flux mai list comes up with real nuggets of gold. One such arrived today, announcing an online archive, hosted by the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, of the Photo Notebooks by Polish artist Władysław Hasior. 

Having much in common with Aby Warburg's Mnemnsyne Atlas  and Gerhard Richter's Atlas, as well as countless other collections by artists and photographers, it is a fascinating collection of images and a mapping of what are often familiar themes or obsessions. The archive has been digitised from a collection of  20 000 35mm colour slides -  a considerable collection in the world of pre-digital images.

I will be spending time browsing the archive in coming days and noting confluences with my own image-gathering habits!


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