news: An exhibition of 14 young photographers to open in Warsaw on Monday
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An exhibition of 14 young photographers to open in Warsaw on Monday
WARSAW, 1 October 2004 - A photo exhibition called "Europe in 2004: Democracy and Human Rights" will open in Warsaw on Monday, 4 October, in conjunction with the start of the OSCE's Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Europe's largest human rights and democratization conference.
Fourteen young photographers, including three from Poland, will exhibit photographs related to democracy and human rights. The photographs are the result of a leadership/ photojournalism workshop organized by the renowned photo agency VII in Paris and the non-governmental organization Altemus.
"Photojournalists play a critical role in building the open society and independent media necessary for democracy," says Gary Knight, a member of the VII photo agency, in an introduction to the exhibition.
"By documenting human rights and democratization issues, photographers raise public awareness, create the impetus for change, and fight injustice," adds Christine Medycky, Director of Altemus. "The need for such independent witnesses is especially important in new democracies where the chaos of the transition has led to xenophobia, intolerance, marginalization, corruption, and violence."
The photographers, who come from Central and Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe, the Baltic countries, the Newly Independent States, and Turkey, include: Andrej Balco, Raul Stef Boldog, Jan Brykczyniski, Tivadar Domaniczky, Balazs Gardi, Manca Juvan, Ferdi Limani, Justyna Mielnikiewicz, Rafal Milach, Mustaffa Ozunal, Domen Pal, Janis Pipars, Agnieszka Rayss, and Filip Singer.
The exhibition will get under way on Monday, 4 October, at 18:00 at the Hotel Victoria, ul. Krolewska 11, and will run until 15 October.
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