Photography exhibition zooms in on Polish Catholic migrants’ experience

The exhibition is being held on 25 – 26 January 2011
10th January 2011: Zooming in on the experiences of young Polish Catholic migrants in the UK, a photography exhibition is being held on 25 – 26 January 2011.
The exhibition is being held at the Chapel Strand Campus, King’s College London. The unique feature about the exhibition is the snapshots were taken by 14 youngsters from Poland.

The photographs are part of a project to look at the experience of migration to the UK’ and is a result of partnership between the Centre for the Study of Theology, Religion and Culture at King’s College London and Christ the King, the Catholic Student Chaplaincy in Plymouth.

The photographs display a unique view of life in Plymouth from a Polish person’s viewpoint. The snapshots show how family and religion are often central to a Polish person’s identity. The pictures were first displayed at Plymouth Roman Catholic Cathedral in November.

The main organiser of the project: Migration and Visual Culture: A Theological Exploration of identity, Catholic Imagery and Popular Culture among Polish Young People is Dr Pete Ward, Senior Lecturer in Youth Ministry and Theological Education, Department of Education and Professional Studies.

One of the other participants Wiktoria Niewiadomska says taking part in the project has been a great experience. He says he felt, as though he had been introduced to himself.

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