Zofia Chomętowska, The Leica Woman

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TextKarolina Puchała-Rojek
DesignKrzysztof Cibor / Studio Sport
LanguagePolish / English
TranslationKrzysztof Kościuczuk
Height (cm)25
Width (cm)20
Spine (cm)0.3
Year of Publication2010
Published by:Archeology of Photography Foundation & Asymetria Gallery

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The catalogue for the first Warsaw solo exhibition of Chomętowska’s photography since the 70s. Zofia Chomętowska was one of the most important and most active female photographers in the interwar period (1918-1939), the pioneer of Polish photojournalism. The exhibition features previously unknown part of her work.

The archive, discovered in Argentina and brought to Poland as a part of PhotoRegister Project, contains photographs shot in a style particular for 35mm Leica camera, introduced to global market in the first half of the 20s, at that time a sign of photographic up-to-dateness.

The photographs presented in Asymetria gallery are mostly previously unpublished, as if consciously rejected by the author, since she most probably found them unsuitable to postcard style photographs of the prewar era.


Exhibition and catalogue are a part of PhotoRegister project.

The project is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.