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Dominik Skurzak – exhibition review

I visited a outdoor exposition in Warsaw, Poland of prints (on weather-proof plastic) by Dominik Skurzak, entitled “$2/24 hours” of images of poverty from around the world. It was hosted by the photojournalism club of Poland.

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There is more about DS on is website, in Polish (https://dominikskurzak.wordpress.com – access 28.2.15) and he also has a Flickr page (https://www.flickr.com/photos/102098462@N04/sets/ – accessed 28.2.15) and the complete images from the collection I saw are in a Flickr album (https://www.flickr.com/photos/102098462@N04/sets/72157646098144375/).

The images have a powerful human content of poverty but also are processed with vivid colour and what seems to be some substantial post-process work on sharpening to give a graphic quality. The juxtaposition of poverty and the rich processing creates an ambiguity in the way I perceive the images – almost that things do not look as bad as they undoubtedly are for the subjects.

 

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