Zenfolio | VALENTYN ODNOVIUN | WARSAW1944 - 2016
The series of photographs was made in Warsaw, Poland, and presents the walls of the Church of the Holy Saviour, of the Church of the Minor Capuchins of Warsaw, and buildings with plastered bullet holes, which remain as traces of events that occurred during the Warsaw Uprising from August 1st until October 2nd of 1944 against Nazi German occupation.
The Polish underground hoped for the support of the Soviet Army, but Stalin halted the army, which was already near Warsaw, letting the Warsaw Uprising fail.
Approximately 60% of the city's buildings were destroyed during the Warsaw Uprising and systematic destruction after the uprising was crushed. During the course of WWII 85% of the city of Warsaw was destroyed.
During cruel street battles more than 16,000 members of the Polish resistance were killed. Around 200,000 civilians died and were executed during the 63 days of the uprising.

This series demonstrates the possibilities of the context to evoke in the viewer's mind the image concealed in the work.