Hanna Anderman came to Warsaw from a small town at the beginning of the 1960s to study in a ballet school. After a serious accident that ended her ballet career, she started to take pictures – following family tradition as her father and brother were professional photographers as well.
She was a photographer and journalist published in magazines such as "itd", "Przyjaciółka" ("Friend" - women's magazine), "Na przełaj" (youth magazine) and others. She also photographed scenes and situations that could not be included in official publications and remained only in her private archive. Her professional career was similar to many others of artists and creators in the socialist times – she balanced the public activities as photographer and journalist with her own political views and survival strategies. She was neither openly opposed to the regime nor apologetically supporting it, which was an often case for Polish citizens.
She used her alias while publishing her works as an artistic and professional pseudonym, which was also common for people regularly publishing in the official press.
In 2008 she decided to create the Association of Documentalists "The Road" in order to promote and display activities of her generation of Polish photographers.
Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland
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- Gospodarczyk, Hanna