Poles Apart: Poland's Culture Wars is a documentary photography exhibit that features the work of five Warsaw-based photographers who have captured the deep chasm in Polish society today. Join CES to toast the opening of this exhibit at 6:00 pm in the Jacek E. Giedrojc Gallery followed by a reception in the Atrium.
Almost three decades after the successful transition to democracy, Polish society is torn apart by growing political polarization and conflicts. In recent years, millions of Poles took to the streets to express opposing views about the country's politics, history and future. In this exhibit, five Warsaw-based photographers of the NAPO Images agency document the deep chasm and clashes of political visions pitting Poland's traditional values and a nationalistic identity against modern liberal ideas and a European identity. For more information, see the exhibit page.