Between 1956 and 2006 the Polish reporter and poet Ryszard Kapuściński travelled to more than 100 countries, documenting wars of decolonization, resistance movements, and everyday life. Kapuściński published numerous books in those 50 years, reknowned works of literary reportage that have been translated into 36 languages. Ryszard Kapuściński: The Poet of Reportage chronicles the writer’s life and work in a series of photographs, many taken by Kapuściński himself, accompanied by excerpts from Kapuściński’s writing and historical background on the events he witnessed.
The opening reception will include talks by Consul Robert Rusiecki of the Polish Consulate of Chicago and Kinga Kosmala, Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the UChicago. Light refreshments will be served.
Ryszard Kapuściński: The Poet of Reportage runs from January 9 -February 4, 2012
This exhibit is sponsored by The Consulate General of Republic of Poland in Chicago, The Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at the UChicago, UChicago’s Department of Visual Arts, DOVA (Department of Visual Arts) Temporary Gallery, and The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the UChicago.