Sunday, May 23, 2010

Photomonth in Kraków

May 2010 brought in the 8th annual Photomonth in Kraków, this one was dedicated to British photography with eight monographic and three joint exhibits around the city. Two of the exhibits were The Sound of Two Songs, Photographs by Mark Power and Facts of Life, an exhibit encompassing work by ten different photographers.

The Mark Power exhibit was located in the International Cultural Centre. It contained his photographs of the different aspects of Poland since 2004. He used his photographs to make something of a photographic portrait of how he, as an outsider, saw Poland.The Facts of Life exhibit was located in the Main Building of the National Museum and consisted of British documentary photography from three different decades. The photographers whose work was included were: Chris Killip, Chris Steele-Perkins, Jem Southam, John Davis, Paul Graham, Tom Wood, Martin Parr, Anna Fox, Richard Billingham and Tom Hunter. Many of them are well-known Magnum photographers. The focus of this exhibit was a variety of portrayals of the various aspects of British life and society.

This picture is from the Paul Graham portion of the Facts of Life exhibit.

This photograph is from the Tom Hunter portion of the Facts of Life exhibit.


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