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"Clear of People stands out as a both a beautiful example of the art of landscape photography, and a fitting salute to the endurance of the human spirit."
Robin Titchener (Photobookstore Magazine)

Publisher Note english

Michal Iwanowski’s photobook Clear of People documents a 2,200km solitary journey that echoes his grandfather’s daring escape from soviet captivity in 1945.

This visual journey comes from the photographer’s personal archive as the project re‑enacts the map drawn by and inherited from his uncle. It begins in Russia, where Michal’s grandfather was kept as a prisoner‑of‑war together with his brother. Their daring escape from the camp was followed by a three‑month trek with constant hunger and exhaustion. The two men stayed clear of people, trying to avoid any possibly risky contact. What kept them alive was their longing to return to their family back in Poland.

Artists’ Book

Clear of People

by Michal Iwanowski

Release Place Berlin, Germany
Edition 1st edition
Release Date March 2017
Printrun 700
ISBN: 978-3-00-053351-8
Original Price 45.00 Eur
Subform Photobook
Topics Escape, Landscape, Walk, War
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Softcover
Binding Swiss-bound
Dimensions 19.5 × 25.5 cm
Pages 120
Content 57 photos, archival images and documents
Color 4, CMYK
Technique Offset