Photographer's Note

Here we are at the celebrations of Polish Independence on November 11th of this year. The celebrations come just days after a change of government with the very controversial PiS party with the twin brother Prime Minister giving way to Donald Tusk's more liberal PO party.

Anyhow. The celebrations take place every year I believe to mark the Independence Day of Poland in 1918 after 123 years of partitions. Of course their is the overshadowing of a World War and decades of Communism in the meantime.

Getting to the actual subject, a older fellow who must remember at least the times of WWII but probably some good years before that using a camera that looks to be decades old. The pleasant old man walks around stoping from time to time to flick a pic of something in the crowd at Pilsudki's square in Warsaw. He clicks with his camera a picture of a subject (anti EU constitution protestors) that I will post here later as part of a series from November 11th. I approach to ask if I can take a picture. He seems slightly surprised but agrees timidly. He complies when I ask him to act the scene that I spotted just a minute earlier. He sort of gets it that way.

We catch a glipse here of a man who we are lucky to see today, who is of a very significant generation, using a camera that is so old to us with our digis and what not, yet click it goes, and the man continues a hobby.

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