All photos: K. Litak
On Thursday, February 17, 2022, we celebrated the opening of the captivating Faces of Solidarity-Polish Refugees in Minnesota photography exhibition at the Iversen Center, with the generous support of our on-campus sponsors: the Office of Mission, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theology, and Department of History.
The event was graced by the presence of esteemed guests, including Solidarity activists and their families, as well as passionate St. Thomas students. We were honored to have Prof. Paul Wojda share his personal experiences and reflections on Solidarity, recounting his visits to Poland in the 1980s. Additionally, Prof. Zsolt Nagy enlightened the audience with a compelling discussion on the history of Poland and the significance of the Solidarity movement. Dr. Katarzyna Litak, MD, the curator and project manager, eloquently highlighted the project's focus on art, oral history narratives, and microhistory concepts.
We are privileged to have Grzegorz Litynski as the lead artist for this project. His contributions are invaluable as an internationally acclaimed humanist photographer and head of postgraduate studies in travel and documentary photography at the University of Technology in Katowice, Poland.
We are also grateful to Michael Madison, a talented photographer based in Minnesota, for his remarkable work on this project.
The Virtual exhibition: https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/node/7942100