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In 1932 Poland officially passed legislature decriminalising homosexuality. Since then, Poland’s, ultra-conservative right wing government have utilised traditional Christian beliefs and the rise in European nationalist populism to oppress its LGBT community. ‘LGBT free’ zones are becoming increasingly prevalent. [...]

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Jantos explores the between stage ‘coming in’ meaning the self-acceptance of own homosexuality and ‘coming out’ which is revealing and openly embracing a gay identity. [...]

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Czeslaw Jurek (91) moved to Cardiff in 2011. The project explores how the lifestyle of an elderly can be affected by migration and ageing when a drastic change of culture and environment form limitations, isolation and homesickness.

PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECS

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In 2018, live music venues are under threat as long as ‘Agent of Change’ bill will not become a law. Small music venues under the capacity of 350 are keep disappearing because of increasing business rate, noise complaints, planning and development in the neighbourhood of them. [...]

 

Kamil D Jantos is a Polish documentary photographer based in Cardiff. Jantos work is based on portraiture, gesture and performance. Jantos often work with themes of sexual and national identity, gay rights but also migration and the idea of home.

ARCHIVAL POLAND

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Over 700 slides and 10,000 black and white photographs found in the family archive led to a project called Archival Poland. 

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