Nearly Every Rose on the Barriers in Front of the Parliament 


Edycja regularna / Przesyłka polska
Edycja specjalna / Przesyłka polska
Regular Edition / European / Worldwide postage
Special Edition / European / Worldwide postage


Photos and book concept: Rafał Milach
Design: Ania Nałęcka-Milach & Rafał Milach
Size: 165 x 207 mm
Print run: 300 Polish / 200 English / incl. 30 special ed.
Publisher: JEDNOSTKA, Warsaw 2018
ISBN: 978-83-949273-1-8 (PL) / ISBN: 978-83-949273-2-5 (EN)

The entire revenue of the special edition copies will be allocated to one of the organisations fighting for human rights


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.