|Text||Marta Przybyło-Ibadullajev, Sławomir Sikora, Monika Supruniuk|
|Language||Polish / English|
|Translation||Anna Micińska, Krzysztof Rowiński|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Published by:||Archeology of Photography Foundation|
Over eighty illustrations – archival photographs and selected contemporary works presented in the book tell the story of deterioration, operations performed by artists, and the materiality of photography. This subjective selection allows us to see how photographs described as “objects for conservation” take abstract forms and visually come across as something more than just a testimony of time. The book, however, goes beyond aestheticizing the damages – texts by Marta Przybyło-Ibadullajev and Sławomir Sikora, as well as the inspiring descriptions by Monika Supruniuk that introduce the reader to the problems of preventive conservation, offer a theoretical reflection on the materiality of photography.
The publication is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.