The 10th Krakow Photomonth Festival has started. The anniversary exhibitions in the main programme of Photomonth are a combination of classic figures in photography and younger artists who have yet to find their ways. A major solo exhibition of Alexander Rodchenko at the National Museum, Sally Mann, whose work is at once contemporary and classic, and long awaited in Poland. Festival is also exploring the work of Sergey Bratkov, provocateur from Kharkiv, and Jerzy Lewczyński, who is now in his late eighties but still young in spirit. Festival reflects on Viviane Sassen’s pictures of Africa, which are enchantingly beautiful, yet with a sense of unease, and hear about the stories behind Lieko Shiga’s ghostly photographs of London, rural Japan and Australia. Beyond this, Krakow Photomonth Festival looks at René Magritte, the marvellous photography collection of Cezary Pieczyński, and a project specially produced for the festival by Jason Evans, an artist who is already well known to visitors.
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