Martin Parr in Conversation with Czesław Siegieda

Martin Parr is joined by documentary photographer Czesław Siegieda (Jan) in the latest Sofa Session to be released.

They discuss how Jan’s access to the post-war Polish community in Britain allowed for him to make such intimate photographs, and what everyday life was like for the community – including the discrimination and prejudice that they were subject to.

They also touch upon the process of Jan’s photobook becoming a reality and how, despite the work first being shown in 1977, the photobook ‘Polska Britannica’ was only published in 2020 by RRB Photobooks.

The book is available from the foundation’s bookshop: