“A Diary of a Journey”: A photographer’s odyssey through Poland


A Diary of Journey” (Dziennik z podróży, 2013, Poland) directed by Piotr Stasik is the story of Tadeusz Rolke, an aged master of Polish photography, who has more than just a typical teacher-student relationship with 15-year-old Michał. Together, they travel across Poland to take portrait photographs of the residents of small towns and villages while the dark room placed in their camper enables them to develop pictures on the spot and give them to the models whom they meet accidentally. For the boy, this is an excellent opportunity to find out about the arcana of traditional photography. For both – an opportunity to experience a beautiful friendship.

The film will have it’s Croatian premiere on June 6th at DokuMA Film Festival in Makarska.


Piotr Stasik (b. 1976) is a documentary film-maker and an organizer of cultural activities. He has received awards at festivals in Wiesbaden and Perm for the short film “Koniec lata” (The Last Day of Summer). At the Camerimage Festival, he was bestowed with the Golden Frog. “Dziennik z podróży” (Diary of a Journey) has been rewarded in Kiev, Kraków and Łagów. Piotr Stasik lives a life of travel – between countries, continents and different projects. With equal curiosity, he looks at the students of a Russian cadet school, the Polish inhabitants of the provinces and New Yorkers met on the subway.