“Polish faces” is project sponsored by the polish Embassy in Rome and General Consulate in Milan.
Migrations from Poland to Italy have a long and rich tradition. Watching them from a historical perspective it is necessary to consider them through the broader concept of mobility, compared to what we are accustomed today to define the term “Migration". From the Middle Ages until the second half of the nineteenth century, the phenomenon of migration regarded especially the elite ( missionaries , traders , explorers ) and only later became a mass movement. The project “Polish faces” was created with the intention of adding a new page to the history of Polish immigration in Italy: written in the faces of the characters that represent it, more or less known, but always carrying incredible stories and admirable achievements, forming a positive image of the Polish community in Italy.
Text by Kamila Kowalska