Foundation for Visual Documentary

The Great Terror in the USSR – 1937-1938

by Tomasz Kizny in collaboration with Dominique Roynette Album The Great Terror is devoted to the memory of victims of a crime against the humanity, committed in the USSR in 1937-1938, when during 15 months 750 000 people were murdered (an average of 1600 executions per day).


4-15 December 2012, The Kordegarda Gallery, Warsaw, Poland Authors: Ewa Winnicka, Chris Niedenthal Curators: Dominique Roynette, Piotr Wójcik In 1939–1947, almost 200 thousand Poles, damaged by the War and great politics, started living on a foreign island. Most natives were not happy.

Tziganes d’Europe

The exhibition features photographs by Piotr Wójcik, who documented the lives of Roma in Europe for the past 20 years. He photographed them in Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and France. Some of the presented works were published in the photograph album “Gypsies from both sides of the Carpathian Moutains” (published by Twój Styl 2000), as well as in numerous press publications, mostly in “Holiday Magazine” of Gazeta Wyborcza and the Dialog-Pheniben quarterly.

Roma woman. Take control over one’s own image

2012. Piotr Wójcik Simone de Beauvoir in the introduction to The Second Sex described a woman as "Other", socially "secondary" in the relation with a man – "the first one", constituting the order and the matrix according to which culture is built.

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France

2012. Piotr Wójcik The crowded town market, music is coming from every lane, crush on the camping sites, camps on streets, noise, neigh. Horses are eating nearby. That’s how Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer looks like once a year. Pilgrims come to the procession that sets off from the church and goes to the coast. They are carrying a dark, wooden statue upon their shoulders.

Slovakia. Demon on the wall

2011. Piotr Wójcik It looks like favelas or refugees camps. Trailers, huts, shacks, shelters built with sheet of plywood, with just anything. No infrastructure. Just a miserable existence. How many Roma live like this, you don’t know, because no one knows how many there are.

Passengers, September 11. We remember

November 2011, La Halle, Paimpol, France Author: Tomasz Kizny Curator: Dominique Roynette, Piotr Wójcik The black-and-white cycle "Passengers" was shown in the slideshow format, along with the commentaries by its protagonists, New York citizens. Referring to the September 11 events, they embodied the subjective memory of the event.

Bytom Karb in Silesia region, Poland

2011. Piotr Wójcik Piotr Wojcik was documenting the unprecedented calamity in Karb, a district in Bytom, which has recently seen the end of the demolishing action of 27 buildings destroyed by the collapse of coal mining. Bulldozers have been working for two months after nearly 500 people were evacuated from the area. The demolition works were conducted on the cost of Coal Company.