One of the most rewarding projects I have undertaken recently is the documentary project I began, tracing descendants of Polish Soldiers and Refugees in Scotland. This developed out of a personal journey of my own, culminating in a book I produced for my HND entitled 'Fragments That Remain', which was a pictorial record of my search for my Polish Grandparents and a desire to understand their stories. I have had the privilege of meeting with a number of families in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, whose fathers were based at the airfield in nearby Cairnbulg/Inverallochy during and just after WW2. These men were unable to return to communist Poland after the war and raised their families in the UK. My desire was to hear their stories from their descendants point of view and gain an insight into the challenge their families had faced. I interviewed each family and took individual portraits. I will be continuing the next part of this work until April, and am eager to trace descendants in nearby Banff and Peterhead in particular, as Polish troops were also based in these locations.I will eventually present theses brave individuals stories alongside the images of their descendants. Special thanks to the families of Ryszard Dyga, Stanislaw and Irena Ral, Stanislaw Lasowski, Jan Andre Gawryluk, Jan Zawieja and Jan Boron.
Please contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.facebook.com/jenniferwrensphotography/ Facebook Messenger, or comment on this post if you wish to take part or know of someone who may. I do want to be able to include families outside of the North East of Scotland, but due to time constraints this semester may need to do so at a later date. Please contact me anyway with your details ! #polishhistory #polishheritage #polisharmy #polishsoldiers #polishheroes #ww2 #generations #rememberence #documentaryphotographer