Opera Photography Gallery will show the works of twenty photographers associated with legendary photography art group PAcamera Club of Suwałki. The opening and meeting with the artists will be chaired by Marek Grygiel, an art historian, art curator, fotoeditor of Polish “Gazeta Wyborcza.” We kindly invite you on Tuesday, April 16 at 18:30 to the Small Stage at Odeska 1. The entrance for the opening is free.

There have been more than 50 members of PAcamera Club for about 30 years. For some of them being a member of PAcamera Club lasted a very short time but for many of them this sort of activity has become their lifetime adventure. So, PAcamera Club was composed of amateurs, enthusiasts as well as those who have remained faithful to photography up today. Their activity has been multifaceted for the last 30 years. That is the reason why it is really difficult to present an overall picture of PAcamera Club.

This exposition presents only some photographs which have been chosen in order to show their authors’ interests and horizons. It gives us a chance to look at PAcamera Club from the perspective of the last 30 years.

PAcamera Club came into being in 1985 in Suwałki. Zygmunt Gałaszewski – a director of Suwałki Cultural Centre at that time—was also an initiator of creating that club. He trusted a group of photography enthusiasts who worked in Suwałki Cultural Centre. One of them, Stanisław J. Woś founded PAcamera Club.

The exhibition was co-created by the “Mała Szkoła Fotografii—PAcamera CLUB” Association in Suwałki. It’s part of the collection of Regional Museum in Suwałki. The exhibition was produced thanks to the stipend of the Town of Suwałki in 2014.