Nicolette at the orphanage

22 December 2013

Warsaw, Poland

Nicolette sits in the corner of a room at an orphanage where she lives with her four brothers. A few months earlier, their mother Ania had been sentenced to time in jail, and the courts did not consider their father a suitable carer for the children. Ania had been out of work for five years, had fallen into debt, and faced a number of other court cases.


Warsaw, Poland

Technical information

Shutter speed: 1/90
ISO: 1600
F-Stop: 3.4
Focal Length: 28.0 mm
Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)

Lens: Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH

Maciek Nabrdalik
Maciek Nabrdalik is a documentary photographer, based in Warsaw, Poland, and represented by VII Photo agency. Although Nabrdalik works worldwide, his main concentration is on sociological changes in Eastern Europe.  His work has been exhibited in the US, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Greece and Poland. His work appears in the Smithsonian, L’Espresso, Stern, Newsweek , Polityka, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among others.