Every year there is a horse market in Staryszew and it's the biggest and oldest one in Europe. But it is not a prestigious auction like Janow Podlaski. The horses here are transported and kept in inhumane conditions, crammed together without water and they end up in the abattoir. The market runs alongside the folk festival. Along the main street there are stalls with food, drinks, horse riding equipment and tacky souvenirs. Through the smell of alcohol and the sounds of Disco Polo, the horses are bitten and dragged along by the sellers.
AUTHOR: Anna Piwowarska-Sosik POLAND
Qualified historian , but passionate about photography . I'm particularly interested in portrait, reportage & street photography. I see the world through a lens.
My photographs have been represented in many photographic competitions & I was a National Geographic Grand Prix winner in 2016.
I have received further commendations in international photographer of the year (2016), monochrome award (2016). I keep working on my passion through workshops and photography clubs.