The subject of the article are ekphrases of photograps in the album Słowo historii. Fotoeseje (Białystok 2015). This album contains of thirty anonymous photos documenting the return of Poles from Russia after World War I. The photos were taken in unidentified places und unknown times. Thereafter, they became the topic of ekphrastic narrations created by reporters and essayists: Piotr Nestorowicz, Wojciech Nowicki, Daniel Odija, Michał Olszewski, Filip Springer, Ilona Wiśniewska.