The RMG Exposed 2018 Live Auction lots are being curated by Charlotte Hale, curator, gallerist, and arts educator:
Charlotte has chosen work from 10 photographers who are working with a variety of photographic processes, both traditional and contemporary. Check back soon to preview the Live Auction lots.
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Irena Hauck is a photojournalist who began by documenting rural life in the northeast region of Poland. After graduating in Photography and Film studies in Poland,Hauck worked at cultural centres, managing photography workshops and photographic excursions for young artists and well known Polish photographers.
Hauck’s strong desire was to uncover deep emotions in fleeting moments, expressions of joy and sorrow in a seemingly ordinary day. Her vision was more instinctive than technical. She found her subjects in remote country villages, in dark corridors of a nursing facility or at a train station during a hunger strike. Irena always took the time to develop relationships with people in their environment in order to capture the emotional essence of their situation.
In 1977, an invitation to join the Polish Young Photojournalists Association based in Warsaw resulted in many opportunities and shortly after, accepted a position as a full time photojournalist for a weekly magazine under the direction of Sławek Biegański, a cult figure for Polish photojournalists of the era.
As part of one of the best photographic teams in the country, Hauck found that documenting the real state of affairs often ran counter to the political current of the times. As a result, much of her critical documentary work was censored. However, her images have subsequently been displayed in exhibitions in Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands and Canada. Most notably, a number of her photographs were included in the “She - Documentalist” exhibition, which was a major undertaking featuring Polish female photojournalists of the last century. The exhibit was hosted by The National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland in 2008.