• Photographs of the city of Lodz
  • Photographs of the city of Lodz

Photographs of the city of Lodz

The industrial city of Lodz, Poland, photographed by the prestigious director and scriptwriter, Krzysztof Kieślowski

From September, 26 2007 to October, 28 2007

Photographic exhibition on the Polish city of Lodz, courtesy of a figure who was later to become one of the greats of Polish cinema. 45 black-and-white photos resent the work produced by Kieslowski when he was a first-year student at the Directing Faculty of the Higher National Theatre and Cinematography Academy in 1965. The photographs show the everyday reality of Lodz, an industrial city south of Warsaw, through urban scenes featuring old houses and dark porches and portraits of the local inhabitants.

Kieślowski's photographs come from his widow's private collection, and are presented by the Lodz Cinematography Museum, with the sponsorship of the Department of Promotion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

Krzysztof Kieślowski (Warsaw, 1941-1996) was a Polish director and a scriptwriter. His first cinematographic production focuses on the life of workers and soldiers in his native Poland. In the mid-1980s, having spent time in Polish TV, he began working in France and produced his masterpiece, the Three Colours trilogy, dedicated to the French flag. A little later he decided to retire from cinema and began writing a film script of Dante's Divine Comedy, in the form of a trilogy entitled Paradise, Purgatory and Hell, that he was unable to finish.

The exhibition has been organised by the Consulate-General of the Republic of Poland in Barcelona and the Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia, with the collaboration of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Madrid.