Collection Number: 60001

Collection Title: Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs, November-December 2004

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DF-60001/0001(60001_df-0001_038.tif): Central Independence Square events: Protesters and signs: Zbigniew Bujak wearing his Polish customs official jacket, 30 November 2004; in the Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs (60001), UNC Libraries General Archival Collections, University Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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Abstract Zbigniew Bujak was born 29 November 1954, in Lopuszno, Poland. He was a labor organizer and Solidarity activist in the 1970s and 1980s. He contributed to and distributed the then illegal Solidarity publications and other underground literature and organized a variety of strikes and civil resistance actions. He was involved in the leadership of the Solidarity movement and participated in the Round Table Agreements alongside Lech Walesa, Adam Michnik and other opposition leaders. In 1986 he received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Human Rights. Bujak was twice elected to the Polish Parliament in the 1990s and served as chief of the Main Tariffs Office in the government of Jerzy Buzek from 1999 to 2001. In 2011 he was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. The Orange Revolution was a series of peaceful protests against government corruption that took place in Ukraine between November 2004 and January 2005 in response to a contested presidential election between Viktor Yushchenko and Viktor Yanukovich. The opposition accused the authorities of rigging the election in favor of Yanukovich as well as other corrupt practices. The result of the two-month long civil resistance campaign was the annulment of the original election results and a re-vote, in which Yushchenko emerged as the clear winner. The protests ended with Yushchenko's inauguration on 23 January 2005. The Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs contain images taken by Bujak during his visit to Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine in late November and early December of 2004 during the Orange Revolution. The majority of the photographs were taken on and around the Central Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti or Maidan), which was the focal point of the protests. The collection includes 539 digital images. The collection is composed of images taken with digital cameras and scans of photographs taken on 35mm roll film. Images depicting scenes from the events held in the Central Independence Square in November and December of 2004 during the "Orange Revolution" in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine. Subjects include protesters and signs; speakers; conversations; monuments; living conditions; communication; fashion, celebrations, and women.
Creator Bujak, Zbigniew.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs #60001, UNC Libraries General Archival Collections, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Original image files are in the Carolina Digital Repository.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Zbigniew Bujak in May 2013.
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Zbigniew Bujak was born November 29, 1954, in Lopuszno, Poland. He was a labor organizer and Solidarity activist in the 1970s and 1980s. He contributed to and distributed the then illegal Solidarity publications and other underground literature and organized a variety of strikes and civil resistance actions. He was involved in the leadership of the Solidarity movement and participated in the Round Table Agreements alongside Lech Walesa, Adam Michnik and other opposition leaders. In 1986 he received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Human Rights. Bujak was twice elected to the Polish Parliament in the 1990s and served as chief of the Main Tariffs Office in the government of Jerzy Buzek from 1999 to 2001. In 2011 he was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

The Orange Revolution was a series of peaceful protests against government corruption that took place in Ukraine between November 2004 and January 2005 in response to a contested presidential election between Viktor Yushchenko and Viktor Yanukovich. The opposition accused the authorities of rigging the election in favor of Yanukovich as well as other corrupt practices. The result of the two-month long civil resistance campaign was the annulment of the original election results and a re-vote, in which Yushchenko emerged as the clear winner. The protests ended with Yushchenko's inauguration on January 23, 2005.

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The Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs contain images taken by Bujak during his visit to Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine in late November and early December of 2004 during the Orange Revolution. The majority of the photographs were taken on and around the Central Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti or Maidan), which was the focal point of the protests. The collection includes 539 digital images. The collection is composed of images taken with digital cameras and scans of photographs taken on 35mm roll film.

Images depicting scenes from the events held in the Central Independence Square in November and December of 2004 during the "Orange Revolution" in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine. Subjects include protesters and signs; speakers; conversations; monuments; living conditions; communication; fashion, celebrations, and women.

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539 images.

Arrangement: Based on Zbigniew Bujak's suggested groupings.

Digital Folder DF-60001/0001

Central Independence Square events: Protesters and signs, November-December 2004 #60001, Series: "Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs, November-December 2004." DF-60001/0001

Digital Files

211 images

Digital Folder DF-60001/0002

Central Independence Square events: Speakers (Images on screen), November-December 2004 #60001, Series: "Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs, November-December 2004." DF-60001/0002

Digital Files

33 images

Digital Folder DF-60001/0003

Central Independence Square events: Conversation and Debate, November-December 2004 #60001, Series: "Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs, November-December 2004." DF-60001/0003

Digital Files

34 images

Digital Folder DF-60001/0004

Central Independence Square events: Monuments, November-December 2004 #60001, Series: "Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs, November-December 2004." DF-60001/0004

Digital Files

13 images

Digital Folder DF-60001/0005

Central Independence Square events: Living Conditions, November-December 2004 #60001, Series: "Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs, November-December 2004." DF-60001/0005

Digital Files

58 images

Digital Folder DF-60001/0006

Central Independence Square events: Communication, November-December 2004 #60001, Series: "Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs, November-December 2004." DF-60001/0006

Digital Files

14 images

Digital Folder DF-60001/0007

Central Independence Square events: Fashion, November-December 2004 #60001, Series: "Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs, November-December 2004." DF-60001/0007

Digital Files

119 images

Digital Folder DF-60001/0008

Central Independence Square events: Celebrations, November-December 2004 #60001, Series: "Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs, November-December 2004." DF-60001/0008

Digital Files

34 images

Digital Folder DF-60001/0009

Central Independence Square events: Women, November-December 2004 #60001, Series: "Zbigniew Bujak Orange Revolution Photographs, November-December 2004." DF-60001/0009

Digital Files

33 images

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Cullom, July 2014

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, July 2014

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This collection is primarily born-digital and original files have been deposited in the Carolina Digital Repository. The collection has been arranged, described, and access versions of the images have been made available in this finding aid.

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