This year’s edition of Poland’s largest photography festival takes place in Łódź from June 9 to 26, 2022.
Among the many showcased projects is the thought-provoking series ‘Novogen’ by Daniel Szalai. The Hungarian photographer captured 168 individual portraits of white ‘Novogen’ hens – a special breed that is genetically engineered to lay eggs for the development of vaccines and other pharmaceutical products. His work raises important questions: what price does nature have to pay so humans can live longer and healthier lives? What are the dilemmas within our current relationship with both nature and technology?
At the centre of this year’s festival edition is the exhibition ‘COEXIST: Freedom_Equality_Biodiversity’, curated by Krzysztof Candrowicz. The showcase, which features works by seven international photographers, is designed to represent an extended concept of community. Using a wide range of approaches, the participating artists shine a light on the the multifaceted relationship between man and the environment – and explore the interconnection between humans, animals, plants, fungi and microorganisms. Viewers are prompted to question their own actions: a harmonious coexistence, symbiosis and respect for our natural environment are the key to humanity’s survival.
More than 40 exhibitions will be on display across Łódź for the next two weeks, along with a programme of accompanying workshops and events.
In addition, the festival programme has been expanded in response to the current political situation: the Month of Photography in Minsk (MFM) and the Odesa Photo Days – both of which could not be held in their respective countries of Belarus and Ukraine – were invited to present part of their programme in Łódź as a show of solidarity and cooperation.
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