Exhibition ‘Belarus in Focus’ Thursday, 5th April 2012, 12.00
2011 in Belarus: the brutal dispersal of peaceful protests, searches and mass repressions, presidential candidates behind bars, tens of other political prisoners. A serious economic crisis and a terrorist act, which destroyed the myth of Belarus as the most stable country.
Photo: Siarhei Hudzilin. Participants of silent protests march in the centre of Minsk. June, 2011.
New mass protests – the ‘silent’ revolution through social networks. All of this was captured in the lenses of Belarusian photo reporters.
Solidarity with Belarus Information Office and Press Club Polska, with the support of the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, warmly invite you to the official exhibition opening of ‘Belarus in Focus’ at Press Club Polska, Dom Polonii, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 64, at 12.00 on Thursday, 5th April, 2012.
Belarusian photo reporters will discuss the conditions in which they work and the stories behind some of the images exhibited. The exhibition will be displayed on stands outside Dom Polonii.
Translation into Polish and English will be provided.
Work by the following photo reporters will be presented:
Alexander Vasukovich. Freelance photographer. Became interested in photo journalism in 2006. Collaborated with Belarusian newspapers Narodnaya Volya, Turizm i Otdych, 34 multimedia magazine and Russian Reporter magazine.
Dmitry Brushko. Started career as a photo reporter in 1997, works for Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belarusi newspaper. Collaborated with Kommersant Russian Publishing House and Associated Press.
Sergey Vasilyev. Freelance photographer. Collaborates with Belarusian and international media.
Siarzhuk Hapon. Started career as a photo reporter in 1997, works for Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belarusi newspaper.
Siarhei Hudzilin. Started career as a photo reporter in 2008, works for Nasha Niva newspaper. Winner of the Belarus Press Photo 2011.
Julia Darashkevich. Started career as a photo reporter in 2004. Collaborates with independent Belarusian media.
Contact: Alexandra Kirby-Lepesh (English, Russian): +48 668 679 312; Tatsiana Netbayeva (Belarusian, Russian, Polish) +48 517498692.