Jacek Giedrojć is the founding partner and chairman of Warsaw Equity Group, one of the oldest private equity firms in Poland. He is also the president of Liberalna Edukacja, a foundation dedicated to promoting liberal education in Poland and its eastern neighbors. Giedrojć holds a PhD in sociology from the Polish Academy of Sciences, a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the May 1968 movement, “Occupying Paris” features a selection of period posters and photographs to reconsider an extraordinary month of civil disobedience, evaluate the impact it made then, and assess the legacy it bequeathed for practitioners of dissent to this day.
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.