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Exhibition of Children’s and Youth’s Photos

Exhibition of Children’s and Youth’s Photos

The Polish Nationwide Exhibition of Children’s and Youth’s Photos Bialystok 2019

2197 photos, taken by 516 authors, have been sent over to The Exhibition. At least 231 models of cameras were used. If the cheapest device could be chosen, an analogue construction, made of a box, where light sensitive paper was put inside, would be pointed. For a half of year it was recording a way of the sun, setting record-breaking long exposure time. The shortest exposure was 1/32000s and let record a picture of the sun emerging from behind the clouds. The total value of used equipment could be estimated at a million zlotys. To tell the truth, a cathedral could not be masoned with the money but it would be enough to erect a 25-metre viewing tower. To see better […] The photos which were submitted for The Exhibition have been taken for the last three years […]. Is there a difference among them and the photos from the previous editions of the competitions? A proportion of the works taken by mobile phones. Almost 1/5 of the photos was taken by smartphones. It is the biggest change because a role of such photos is different than a role of traditional photography – in a smartphone a photo feeds another media, especially social one. A role of this photography is connected rather with communication than with recording. Does “Grand Prix” show a scene from a carpet beating rack as a real social media network? […]

The curator of the exhibition – Andrzej Górski