Coal Story by Darek Fortas

11 January - 3 February 2012

 Coal Story, the first solo exhibition by 2011 Fire Propeller winner Darek Fortas. Coal Story is a result of an extensive photographic engagement with the two largest coal mining companies in the European Union located in Silesia, the most industrialised part of Poland. This exhibition highlights the social and political capacity of the miners and evokes the history and aftermath of the legendary Solidarity movement. Coal Story poses important questions that are associated with Solidarity’s values; the movement’s legacy and its influence on contemporary Polish society.