© Connie Tsang
The Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is already a world-famous event. Every year in the early summer, for ten days, the 24-hour festivities take over Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter of the city. During this time, “30,000 participants from many countries of the entire globe take part in workshops, lectures, discussions, guided tours, and various musical events: from concerts to DJ-parties to jam sessions; 150 artists, instructors and lecturers share their experience with the audience”.
Connie Tsang, who came from Toronto, Canada, went both in front of and behind the scenes of the event to create this story as her assignment during our workshop with Patrick Zachmann in Krakow last July.
My assignment was at the annual Jewish Culture Festival in Kazimierz, where I was tasked to a navigate a loaded schedule and document the general mood and activities of the week. This project was definitely a challenge, given the time and location constraints, the many different subjects involved, and finding decent photographic moments in sometimes not optimal situations. Despite this, I think I managed to get a solid overview of this annual festival without falling into too many stereotypes, improving my own event photography work at home in the process.
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