THE FIRST MARCH OF GENTLEMEN SPECIAL EDITION / OUT OF PRINT Regular editions available soon
72 pages, 48 illustrations, 165×207 mm, hard cover printrun: 600 copies ISBN: 978-83-924220-9-9 collages and photos by Rafał Milach text by Maciej Pisuk, Rafał Milach, Karol Szymkowiak design by Rafał Milach & Ania Nalecka / TBD publisher: Muzeum Dzieci Wrzesińskich
“The First March of Gentlemen” is a fictitious narrative composed of authentic stories. Historical events related to the town of Września came to be the starting point for reflection on the protest and disciplinary mechanisms. In the series of collages, the reality of the 1950s Poland ruled by the communists blends with the memory of the Września children strike from the beginning of the 20th century. This shift in time is not just a coincidence, as the problems which the project touches upon are universal, and may be seen as a metaphor for the contemporary social tensions.
The First March of Gentlemen was created within Kolekcja Wrzesińska residency