Throughout May, a few early examples of manor photography dating from the beginning of the 20th century are shown at Montos Tattoo. Although these photographs are attributed to Count Stanisław Kazimierz Kossakowski (1837 – 1905), this is quite misleading, as is the case with many other pictures credited solely to him. Often their co-authors were Kossakowski's long-time assistant Józef Krajewski, among others, who are captured in the photographs. Thus, the directives for the models in the photos (landlords, servants, peasants, craftsmen and the Count‘s family members or the Count himself) were also reciprocal. These circumstances produced slippery, hybrid images of both staged situations and everyday life.
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