“Photo Industralia” – Silesia in the lens

From March 20, Echo Cinema in Jarocin hosts the photography exhibition of Polish and Norwegian amateurs, who, together with their guide Arkadiusz Gola, have learned about life, work and history of Upper Silesia. Their experience is told by photos taken during the workshop lead by Norwegian- Polish Academy of Film and Photography.

In July 2014, they spent a few days in the Upper Silesia under the artistic supervision of Arkadiusz Gola – award-winning photojournalist. His main field of interest is the documentary photography, especially the changes that have occurred in the community of Upper Silesia after 1989. Gola is paid particular attention to places formerly associated with heavy industry, which has recently much declined. And such places also was presented by him to his trainees, who, through the story of the places and people, has created an intimate portrait of Silesia.

The project is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA. Grants are co- financed by the Polish funds within the frame of Promotion Of Diversity In Culture And Arts Within European Cultural Heritage programme. It is co-funded by local authorities – Gmina i Powiat Jarocin.

Organizers: JAROCIN XXI Association with Norwegian and Polish partners. FILMFORUM Association, IN-NI Assciation, Klub Zdobywców Association.

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