Artist Talk – Anna Bedynska

Date: 7 May 2020
Time: 5:00pm
Locations: Online

Cost: Free, donations welcome


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Bedynska explores the traditions surrounding dying and the way in which they prepare one for death. In Poland, there a tradition in preparing clothes for death. Clothes are selected carefully, with much thought and meaning. This particular tradition is still cultivated in little towns and villages, mostly among the older generation. Probably the last one.
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Available after 1 May 2020
Anna Bedynnska (1975, Poland) has extensive experience as a press photographer documenting social projects as well as working for Polish National Newspaper ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’. She won World Press Photo for her portrait ‘Zuzia’ in 2013, annual Prize for Cultural Achievements of Polish Ministry of Culture. Her picture from the Russian series ‘Innocent but sentenced’ won Picture of a Year at Grand Press Photo 2017. In her work, she focuses on social changes in contemporary society. Her projects, including ‘Dad in Action,’ ‘Clothes for Death’ and ‘Go Home, Kids’ were used as national NGO campaigns to humanise death and childbirth. She has highlighted taboo and sensitive subjects with particular reference to the role of women.

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  1. We will send you an email with a hyperlink to join the session at least 24 hours before the class start time  
  2. We will open the room 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the session  
  3. You will be able to listen through your computer speakers and view the presenter(s) and their images on the screen  
  4. You will be able to ask questions through the ‘live chat’ during the session. We will answer the questions towards the end  
  5. In some sessions, you will be able to ask live questions via your webcam and microphone (depending on your system, you may have to click on permissions or change settings)  
  6. We will let you know within 48 hours when the recording is available 


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