Matuszni Family Archive

collection Matuszni Family Archive
authors Antoni Matuszny
starring Antoni Matuszny; Elżbieta Matuszna; Ludwik Matuszny; Paulina Matuszna; Elżbieta Wojciuch; Franciszek Wojciuch; Jadwiga Wojciuch
length 06'03
location Poland
year 1979
format 8 mm
color black and white; color
signature PAFD 0015 022
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Antoni Matuszny, who came from the Beskid village of Laliki, was interested in photography since he was a child. As he recalls, he wanted to save the life of his family and the countryside in the 1970s from oblivion. At the age of thirteen, he bought the first camera, and when he was 24 – the camera of the Soviet Quarz 5.

Film shot in Cięcina and Laliki Kubaszczyki on the wedding day of Antoni Matuszny and Elżbieta Wojciuch in August 1979. 

Shots from the bride’s family home in Cięcina. Elżbieta ‘s mother, Elżbieta Wojciuch, prepares sandwiches in the kitchen. Wedding guests arrive to pick up Antoni at the family home in Laliki. The newlyweds stand in the courtyard in front of the house in Cięcina. After the ceremony in the old church in Cięcina, the newlyweds receive wishes and presents. During the outdoor wedding party, everyone is having fun and dancing. Antoni with Elżbieta and the invited guests pose for a collective photograph. 

(KN, AT)


keywords Poland; Cięcina; Laliki; village; church; wedding; party; dance; groom; bride; newlyweds; car; photography; family life; family