Filip Springer (born 1982) is a self-taught journalist who has been working as a reporter and photographer since 2006. His journalistic debut—History of a Disappearance: The Forgotten Story of a Polish Town—was shortlisted for the Ryszard Kapuściński Literary Reportage Prize in 2011 and was nominated for the Gdynia Literary Prize in 2012. He was also shortlisted for the Nike Literary Prize in 2012 and winner of the third annual Ryszard Kapuściński fellows contest for young journalists.
By Filip Springer
Translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Winner of Asymptote Journal’s 2016 Close Approximations Translation Contest and Shortlisted for the Ryszard Kapuściński Prize, History of a Disappearance is the fascinating true story of a small mining town in the southwest of Poland that, after seven centuries of history, disappeared.
Paperback List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061157 • Publication: 4/4/17 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 352 pages • History: Poland / 20th Century Europe • Territory: North America and Open Market • eBook ISBN: 9781632061164
Photojournalist and author of History of a Disappearance: The Story of a Forgotten Polish Town, is just back in Poland after a lightning two-week tour of the United States, and he managed to take some photos between all his events. We at Restless are grateful to have met this multitalented man and, after reading his incisive reportage about a Polish town, to see our own urban landscapes through his finely tuned eyes. Check out the remarkable shots he took on tour.