YMC_RECOMMENDS: ‘DISCO POLO’ BY PAULINA KOROBKIEWICZ

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‘Disco Polo’ is a recently published photo series by Paulina Korobkiewicz, a
London-based graduate photographer. Returning to her hometown in Eastern Poland
after living and studying in London for several years, Korobkiewicz was struck by the
contrasts that existed within these small towns, and began documenting what she saw.
Focussing on architecture, she assembled a strange assortment of images – shabby
suburban nightclubs, pastel-coloured apartment blocks, and all manner of kitsch
aesthetic details.

For Korobkiewicz herself, revisiting Poland with an outsider’s perspective highlighted
the eccentrcities that had gone unnoticed before she was exposed to western culture in
the UK. ‘Elements of life that I considered bizarre struck me even more after the
experience of living in the Western society. I started noticing visual chaos and started
wondering if anyone shared my opinion.’

You can view more of Paulina Korobkiewicz’s work here.


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