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Lodz, the New Century

2001

This project documents Lodz in a peculiar moment – first year of XXI century - the time of the industrial city’s decline with all its melancholy accompanying the demise of former glory which is in the moment before the birth of a modern postindustrial city, which Lodz becomes today. It has been over 15 years since the last photograph published in this series was taken. It seems a moment in the two-hundred-year scale of an industrial city life. Looking at the photos today, I see reality long gone. Postindustrial ruins without any hope for revival, languishing small businesses in the remnants of the epoch of great industry, fungus of the tenement houses… The majority of photos included in the project could not be taken today. Many places defining Lodz of that time are lost. Civilization advancement usually comes at the expense of the culture of the past.

LODZ, THE NEW CENTURY - EXHIBITIONS
 

2009 - City Hall Photo Gallery, Graz, Austria

2009 - Fotofestiwal, EC 1, Lodz, Poland

2009 - Town z Miasta Łodzi, Foto 102

2008 - Fotogaleria NOVA & public space, Kosice, Slovakia

2007 - Historical Cityhouse, Kosice, Slovakia

2003 - Galeria LTF, Lodz, Poland

LODZ, THE NEW CENTURY - PUBLICATIONS
 

Excerpt about the project Lodz - beginning of the century from Metropolis document on Lodz produced by Arte TV

2013 - TV feature, Metropolis, Arte TV, full feature

2012 - Book, Artur Urbański, Łódź - Beginning of the Century, Pociąg do Łodzi

2009 - Book - Town z Miasta Łodzi, Foto 102

2003 - Book, Artur Urbański, Łódź - City in the middle of Europe, Literatura