This Friday (8 October at 6 p.m.) in the Opole seat of the Museum will take place the opening of the One Billion exhibition by Maciej Stanik. The exhibition, presented as part of the 11th Opole Photo Festival, will be open until 22 October.
Maciej Stanik is this year's winner of the "Photojournalist of the Year" competition. His photographs from Nagorno-Karabakh for naTemat.pl won in the "Photo Reportage" category. The artist, acclaimed for preparing materials from trouble spots, specialises in social reporting. To this end, he has visited such countries as Venezuela, Syria, Afghanistan, Zambia and Azerbaijan.
The photographs which made up the ,,One Biliard” exhibition depict the dramatic situation of children, from whom, as it is estimated, one billion suffer from poverty. They lack food, are deprived access to pure water, and 356 million of them live in extreme poverty. Many of them are victims of human trafficking, violence, displacements and addictions. Millions of them perish or become orphans as a result of wars. The photographer, in his works, takes up an extremely difficult and sensitive subject, not unfamiliar to the visitors of the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War.
The Opole Photo Festival, what this year's theme is "Presence", comprises a total of 20 exhibitions, 12 meetings with authors and workshops. Its official opening will take place at 5.30 p.m. (also on 8 October) in the Municipal Public Library, next to the Museum. A detailed programme of the Festival can be found here.