The highlights of the group exhibition Non-Seasonal Changes consists of a series of images by the Visavis.pl Photographers’ Collective, Kraków depicting the Polish town of Niepołomice. Niepołomice is a place dramatically transformed since Poland’s entry to the E.U. in 2004. Here the enormous changes of recent years have a familiar face, for instance apartments which have changed due to their owners’ new prosperity, growing awareness of the need to protect the natural environment, the development of civic initiatives and responsibilities by involving the disabled in the local community.
The Visavis.pl Photographers’ Collective, Kraków dedicate their works to comment on reality in a subjective manner, looking for inspiration in the most banal elements of everyday life. Their statements are closely linked with social commentary, which err away from documentary photography in its purest form.
Photographs of changing Niepołomice and its inhabitants have been taken since summer 2006 and the resuting body of work was first exhibited outside Bunkier Sztuki in December 2006 in Kraków. Since then many new work from this project have been on shown at various exhibitions.