A collection of portraits of Londoners of Polish origins who are prominent figures in London's creative world, previously displayed at the Museum of London, comes to the Topolski Century.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a Portrait Photography Workshop for young people (12-18 year olds) and a Q&A session with the photographer, Grzegorz Lepiarz.
London Creatives: Polish Roots has been produced by the Polish Cultural Institute in partnership with the Museum of London. Now Topolski Century joins this partnership. The display is one of a series of activities devised by the Polish Cultural Institute to map the Polish culture in the capital.
The project was conceived by the young Polish photographer Grzegorz Lepiarz, Anna Tryc-Bromley, Deputy Director at The Polish Cultural Institute in London and the filmmaker Bartek Dziadosz. Lepiarz saw the project as a quest to find and share the experiences of other people like himself - creative Poles finding their identity and creating their lives in one of the world's most diverse and dynamic capitals.
Accompanying the black & white portraits are video interviews with several of the subjects. The interviews give a rare insight into how it feels to be a Londoner with Polish heritage. The interviewees describe how they found their own identity in London and how the vibrancy and confidence of London has affected their characters and shaped their creative talents.
Lepiarz and Tryc-Bromley call the portraits "friends of Polish culture". Lepiarz saw the project as a quest to find and share the experiences of other people like himself - creative Poles finding their identity and creating their lives in one of the world's most diverse and dynamic capitals.
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