All posts by “Olga Żmijewska

100 years!

This photo story captures my walk to the polling station in my home village Idzbark on the day of the local elections in October 2019, thus, on the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence. Interestingly enough, I was accompanied by my dear friend, an 86-year-old citizen […]

Before the procession

The Before the Procession series of photographs is a photographic record of my stroll directly before a procession on the feast of Corpus Christi. I wanted to show the festive climate at my family village of Idzbark and, at the same time, the emanating peace […]


In 1990, I was one of thousands of immigrants coming to Germany. We spent our first six weeks in a gymnasium, and then moved to a temporary dwelling. The German locals turned out to be very welcoming. Still, as an adult, I learned that being uprooted as a child is a traumatic experience, irrespective of […]