MOCAK (Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow)
Curator: Delfina Jałowik 
Co-ordinator: Joanna Saran.
Date: Till 27 April 2014

The exhibition is the first presentation in Poland of the works of the Norwegian photographer Rune Eraker and also the first exhibition of socially engaged photography at MOCAK. It consists of 73 black-and-white photographs from the series "The Smell of Longing" and two screenings that contain some photographs from the series never shown before.

The photographs presented at the exhibition have been taken since 1988. They document Eraker's travels in 22 countries, ravished by war, political repression and hunger. They are an attempt to address the reasons why people are forced to abandon their roots and seek shelter abroad. Documenting everyday situations from the lives of the displaced against the backdrop of tragedy and war, the artist focuses on the causes of exile. 

Rune Eraker: 

Born in 1961. An independent documentary photographer. Since 1990 a member of the Dutch photo agency Hollandse Hoogte. In 2013, his last solo exhibition, The Blind Eye, focusing on climate change and vulnerability, opened at The Oslo City Hall Gallery. He currently leads the editing team of the Norwegian Journal of Photography, and he is one of four curators at the European Photo Exhibition Award. In 2009 he was named the Freelancer of the Year in Norway. Eraker has had a number of solo exhibitions in fine art museums, and his works have been published in numerous magazines all over Europe. 

Curator: Delfina Jałowik 
Co-ordinator: Joanna Saran.

Also showing:
Władysław Hasior 
The European Rauschenberg?

Wisława Szymborska 

Alina Dawidowicz 
The Whole World in Small Pictures

Image Credits:
(1) Rune Eraker, Haiti, 1999
(2) Rune Eraker, Iraq, 2000

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