Myriam Lublink’s Warsaw then and now

In the third semester, Photo Editing class students are challenged to explore a photo archive. After writing an assessment of the archive from an editors standpoint, they are asked to select an image older than 25 years and duplicate it to the best or their ability. It asks the student to look at the photo in a precise way, observing the “constants” that exist in both old and new. I will be posting a gallery of some of the student efforts in the near future but in the meantime, have a look at some “then and now” photos shot by graduating student Myriam Lublink on a recent trip to Poland before she starts her internship in Pembroke Ont.

Warsaw – Then and Now

By Myriam Lublink

I’m sitting in my hotel room in Warsaw, Poland after an entire day of walking.

It was tiring walking around the area. By the end of the day I was so cold that I just wanted to drink a cup of hot tea and wrap up in a blanket. My feet were getting sore, it was starting to snow. Then I realized that despite it being so cold, the weather was perfect for the day. 

We spent the day looking at different monuments and keypoints from the Warsaw Ghetto from WWII. The Jewish people had to walk everywhere, probably all with sore feet, unless they were on a train  on their way to a concentration camp. They were cold, and they didn’t have tea; hot OR cold. If it started to snow, they just got colder. 

I had brought a few photographs along with me that I wanted to recreate today in 2013. The second photo of each set is what I shot today.

You can visit Myriam’s blog at

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