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All Broken In Half - Iga Mroziak

£8.00

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
This title is available to pre-order
Due for release March 2024

FIELD NOTES 070

32 pp / 190 x 230mm
Staple Bound
Fedrigoni paper
First edition of 100
FN070

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August 2023 marked six years since a tragic storm described as the "hurricane of the century" passed through Poland. Its most violent course was on the night of August 11-12, 2017, with wind speeds reaching 120 km/h, and at points even exceeding 150 km/h.

The amount of fallen and broken trees was calculated at nearly 10 million cubic meters, nearly 120,000 hectares of forest were damaged, including 39,200 hectares for complete restoration. The total area of damage was one and a half times the area of Warsaw, the capital of Poland. In 2017, it was estimated that it would take 2 years to clean up the fallen trees.

The Chojnice County (Pomeranian Voivodeship, northern Poland) was one of the areas most severely affected by the storm. It's also a place associated with my best friend's childhood, which after the disaster bore little resemblance to the magical forests she used to play in. Her favorite trees were broken or uprooted, the familiar paths ceased to exist, the animals she liked to watch in hiding - gone. All she was left with was a ghostly testimony to the irrepressible force of nature, unmoved by our personal stories.

6 years after the event, she agreed to take me on a journey in the footsteps of her favorite
places that no longer exist, though slowly being revived. Following the trails of destruction, we went in search of a magical land from childhood memories.

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FIELD NOTES is a series of affordable zines showcasing photography projects which explore our relationship with 'place'.