Michal Cala

Michal Cala. Silesia 1975 - 1985

MMX GALLERY, 448 New Cross Road, SE14 6TY


The exhibition will focus on Michal Cala's key black and white series from the Silesian landscape made during his early career. Silesia is an industrial district in Poland which in the 1970s and early 1980s experienced its peak of development and activity. Although providing massive employment for the area, the environmental issues were ignored. Cala’s photography took on various influences ranging from surrealism, which inspired a movement in Poland called “fotografia kreacyjna” (creative photography), and the realism of British New Wave cinema of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Most works in the exhibition will be vintage Silver Gelatin prints, made by Cala at the time they were taken.

Wed–Fri 12.00–18.30
Sat 12.00–17.00
Sun 12.00–16.00

Opening Night: Thu 21 Sep untill 19:00

Artist Talk (outside the festival date) will be on Sat 28 Oct, time TBC. For more information please refer to gallery website.

Wheelchair accessible

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Image credits: 
Boys on Bikes, Nowy Bytom, 1978
Walbrzych, 1979
Slagheaps, Czerwionka, 1978
All Michal Cala