Why take the picture then? And then another, and another? I'm all for realism, but this is not realism, it's "uglyfication" ;-)
Why not? No one has given me any clear reason not to apart from moaning that it makes Warsaw look bad, which it neither does nor does it portray Warsaw as a some kind of paradise.
I haven`t got the title of his article
They were just a group of pics, there wasn't an article to go with them from my knowledge. But they come under the New Europe series.
Motropolitan of Warsaw is more than 3 milion so who cares if 100 people go to a milk bar or if there are some old buildings which need to be renovated .
Because there is still a story to be told, you can't just say there are 100 people only in Warsaw that live poor lives. Even well off people may still use the milk bars, in Krk a lot of students also did. But there must be a reason why he chose to take a photo of older people eating there...no?
Regarding who cares about the older buildings, I'm guessing most of the residents who live in those districts. Most of Warsawians(sic) are pretty well off, but there are some problem areas that still need to be addressed. Hiding them from the world does no good.
The building at Próżna street is about to be rebuild , like the rest of the street ( this one is the last to be finished ) .
Exactly, so why not show the past Warsaw? If this the last building to be renovated then it's an even better photo as it holds the story of how this area used to be.
One of my friends who also is a photographer from Warsaw says he gets fed up of the white washing of photos used in magazines and article in the city. That the place is full of rubble and tacky advertising, though he does recognise the fact that the city is going through a transitional period.
I think it's a shame that some people in Warsaw feel ashamed of the poorer districts and have the need to protest when someone chooses to highlight the area. Maybe by highlighting the poorer areas he is choosing to show the difference in how the city is changing.