Photo Project

Photo Project "Milosz. Native Realm"

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April 27, 2012 / 6.00 pm

Center for Urban History, Lviv

There was a presentation of a photography exhibit and book by the world-renowned Polish photographer Wojciech Prażmowski entitled, "Miłosz. Native Realm."

From the book:

I walked in Miłosz's footsteps—at his Szetejnie relatives he had a Russian neighbor, in the yard at Podgorny he played with the Jewish children Sonka and Jasza, who spoke Russian, later in high school and university—he was friends with Karaites, Jews, Poles, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians. Szetejnie, the Sigismund Augustus gymnasium, the university, the literary environment of Vilnius, the artistic environment of Warsaw, this multiplicity of languages, cultures, rituals, customs all was undermined by the war and the October revolution.

Wojciech Prażmowski 2011

You can read more about the exhibition here.

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Wojciech Prażmowski

was born in 1949 in Częstochowa. He has been photographing since 1969. He received his degree from the Higher School of Photography in Brno (then in Czechoslovakia) in 1975. He is a member of the Association of Polish Artists Photographers, teaches at the National Film School in Łódź, the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and Warsaw, and also in the Warsaw School of Photography.

The general themes of his work are history and memory as dimensions of the national, the social and the private. He has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the world, as well as creating individual artistic projects. You can read about the work of Wojciech Prażmowski and his approach to photography here, and you can read an interview with the curator of the exhibition here.

Supported by the project, "Fototapeta"

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