The First March of Gentlemen

by Rafal milach




The First March of Gentlemen by Rafal Milach. Second edition (2017). First Impression. New condition signed by Rafal Milach to endpage. No markings, this is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About The First March of Gentlemen

In The First March of Gentlemen, Rafal Milach creates a fictitious narrative composed of authentic stories. He retells the historical childrens’ strike in Września in Poland from the early 20th Century, through collaged archive photographs from the 1950s and 1960. By blending these elements, he has created a new narrative, to be read as a playful metaphor for the political situation of the present. This project was created by the Deutsche Borse shortlisted photographer on the Kolekcja Września residency programme in 2016.

About Rafal Milach

Rafal Milach (b. 1978) is a member of Magnum. His work explores themes of history and transformation. Particularly within the former Soviet bloc—using a myriad of mediums such as photography. As well as, conceptual art, books, video and curation. Though he initially tackled subjects through a traditional documentary perspective. Later, his projects draw on a more conceptual approach. Milach was born in 1978 in Poland and grew up during the collapse of the Soviet bloc. He studied graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland. Before ‘falling in love’ with photography the first time he picked up a camera. He later studied at the ITF of the Silesian University in Opava, where he is currently a lecturer.

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