On November 26, the exhibition ‘Belarus Is Wide Awake’ opened in the capital city of Poland. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is held in the open air.
The event showcases pictures of Belarusian photographers and photojournalists who repeatedly found themselves in the thick of the action and captured the most dramatic moments of the post-election protests in the country.
The works exposed were presented by Iryna Arakhouskaya (Belsat TV), Darya Burakina, Volha Shukayla, Vadzim Zamirouski (tut.by), Nadzeya Buzhan (Nasha Niva), Syarhei Satsyuk (naviny.by), Maksim Malinouski, Alyaksandr Ruzhachka, Maksim Tarnalitski, Ulad Barysevich (onliner.by).
Press Club Belarus, Press Club Polska, Belarus in Focus Information Office, the International Solidarity Foundation as well as the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs made their contribution to organising the photo show.
Coordination Council members Pavel Latushka, Syarhei Dyleuski and Volha Kavalkova, who had been forced out of the country in August-September, attended the opening of the exhibition.
Belarusians living in Poland, including several victims of police violence, were also spotted at the event.
The Warsaw-based exhibition will run until December 15; the photos are on the fence at the entrance to Ujazdowski Park on Piękna Street.