In June 2018, more than 14 years after the discovery of the Boleslaw Augustis collection, the second book with his photographs “Augustis 2.0” was published. It contains 150 previously unpublished photos from 1935-38.
The book was published by the WIDOK Cultural Education Association. The selection of photographs was made by Grzegorz Dabrowski, who has been involved in the preservation and popularization of Augustis’ negatives.
The album includes three journalistic texts on the collection: Filip Springer, a well-known author who is also involved in the theory of photography, Aneta Prymaki-Oniszk, a respected and award-winning reporter, and Grzegorz Dąbrowski, a photographer, the collection’s disposer and the publication’s editor.
The graphic design of the album was created by Anna Nałęcka-Milach, one of the best designers of art books in Europe. The volume has 224 pages (plus 48 pages of smaller format with street photographies). It was published in an edition of 1,000 copies. It doesn’t repeat a single photo from the first publication, which was released in 2010 and is out of print today.
The promotion of the album took place on June 21 at the Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok. Its publication was financed by the Bialystok City Hall. The book can still be purchased at the Sleńdzinski Gallery and Arsenal Gallery.