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ADAM PANCZUK
Karczeby

Adam Panczuk presents two series in black and white. Large format portraits staging dreamlike scenes symbolising the farmers putting down their roots in their native country, then more classic report images about farming throughout the year in this region in east Poland, Karczeby. A ‘Karczeb’ also indicates a stump whose roots are always well latched onto the earth after the tree has been cut - a allegory referring to the problems met by the authorities who tried in vain to get rid of these farmers and split up their communities. In spite of the threats, they proudly resisted: when a ‘Karczeb’ farmer dies, he is buried in his village, followed years later by his children and grandchildren. Whilst many changes have been carried out since Poland joined the European Union, little has changed in the east of the country. The ‘Karczeb’ continue to live in tune with their traditions.

BIOGRAPHY

Adam Panczuk was born in 1978 in Biala Podlaska and lives in Warsaw. He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. The "Karczeby" series has received many international prizes: the Magnum Expression Award; Grand Press Photo Award; Sony World Photo Award (2009); PhotoEspana (PHE) OjodePez Award for Human Values; BZWBK PressPhoto.

PREVIEW


// PREVIEW //

"In the rythm of the land"
SUNDAY 12th MAY – 11am / SALLE TARBOURIECH / THÉÂTRE DE LA MER
In the presence of the photographer.


// AUTOGRAPHS //

• Book signing sessions have been organised in partnership with the bookshop L'Échappée Belle, during previews and at the Chais des Moulins, from 8th to 12th May.

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