© Damian Lemański

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THE PROMISED CITY

WHY DO PEOPLE COME TO CITIES AND WHAT DO THEY EXPECT FOR THEMSELVES FROM THEIR FUTURE? WHAT ARE THE STORIES THAT MOTIVATE THEM TO SET OUT FOR THE METROPOLISES OR TO RESIDE THERE?

FORTUNE SEEKERS

PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO EXHIBITION - YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS ON THE TRAIL OF FORTUNE SEEKERS IN BERLIN, WARSAW AND MUMBAI

What makes our cities today so attractive? Is it money, the freedom of anonymous spaces, is it the manifold attractions or the unlimited possibilities, the prospects of success which inevitably also carry the risk of failure? 

Young photographers of the Ostkreuz School of Berlin along with colleagues from Warsaw, Lodz and Mumbai have tracked down biographies, places and stories which contemporize the search for fortune and also its failure in the three metropolitan cities. 

Artistic guidance: Armin Smailovic, Werner Mahler

A production of the Goethe Institute Warsaw and Mumbai and the Ostkreuz School of Photography Berlin in collaboration with the Polish Institute in Berlin.

Photographs were exhibited in:

Berlin

Gallery in Willy-Brandt-Haus
Wilhelmstraße 140/Stresemannstraße 28
14.04–09.05.2010

More about the project: Goethe-Institut Warsaw

Warsaw

Centrum Działan Twórczych 1500 m2
ul. Solec 18

23.05-12.06.2010

Mumbai

Piramal Gallery (NCPA)
Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021

9-17.10.2010

Printscreens from the website of Goethe-Institut Warsaw