Anna Liminowicz

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Biography: Anna Liminowicz - photographer and reportage author based in Warsaw, Poland. She works regularly with several international publications including The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, NRC and many others. She divides her work... MORE
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NYTimes: MATA
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Updated Oct 2021
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A Polish Rapper Goes From Scandal to Superstar​​​

Michal Matczak, better known as Mata, has been called the voice of Polish youth for songs about teen struggles that have grabbed the attention of his politically divided country.
WARSAW — The vast fields of Warsaw’s Bemowo airport have hosted concerts by some of the world’s biggest stars. Michael Jackson played there. So did Madonna. Metallica, too.But last Saturday more than 30,000 people — many young teenagers, with their parents acting as chaperones — crowded together next to the runway waiting for a new star to get onstage: Michal Matczak, a 21-year-old rapper with bleached-blond hair and a constant grin, better known as Mata.“He’s like the representative of our generation,” said Joseph Altass, 20, a student who’d traveled from Gdynia, more than 200 miles north of Warsaw, for the concert.


Text: Alex Marshall

On assignment for The New York Times

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