Tłumacz Migam - Międzynarodowe Centrum Kultury

Polish documentalists and the image of new Europe

2022-10-14, 11:00 a.m.
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14 October, 11.00 a.m.


Central and Eastern European countries constantly fascinate contemporary photographers. In their documentary series they demonstrate contradictions, political and economic metamorphoses as well as everyday life in post-Soviet countries.


The lecture was devoted to selected photographic series by Ryszard Kapuściński, Krzysztof Miller, Justyna Mielnikiewicz and Rafał Milach. Their photos portrait, among others, Georgia, Chechnya and Belarus.


Polish documentalists, with their profound, photographic stories do not only tell about momentous historical moments and political breakthroughs, but also create intimate portraits of those who experience them.


The lecture accompanied the exhibition „In Ukraine. Justyna Mielnikiewicz”, presented at the ICC Gallery until 6 November 2022. More about the exhibition can be read at the subpage about the exhibition.


The lecture took place in “The Ravens” hall at the International Cultural Centre, Rynek Główny 25. The entry was free. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom platform.



Małgorzata Jędrzejczyk, PhD – art historian, curator. She studied art history at the Jagiellonian University, Universität Wien and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Graduate of the interdisciplinary studies programme Environment-Technologie-Society (Jagiellonian University). Author of scientific articles on art and architecture of the 20th century and publications in exhibition catalogs and magazines. Co-editor of an anthology of texts obraz/ciało and the publication "Composing space. Avant-garde sculptures". Co-author and curator of the artistic and scientific program "Exercising Modernity" (Pilecki-Institut Berlin). As part of her doctoral thesis at the Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University she is conducting research on the concept of space in the work of Katarzyna Kobro.

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