The opening party – The 27th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow was dedicated to Jerusalem. That is why the opening party refered to the biggest Jerusalem market, Mahane Yehuda. In the daytime it is the most popular market in the city, filled with the bustle of people, the smell of fresh vegetables, fruit, spices … After dark it turns into lively party space, with bars opening between the stalls, with live music and an international crowd. For one night the market square near the Market Hall became the Krakow version of the Jerusalem shuck. Stalls were closed, dance floor was made, a powerful dose of Middle Eastern music was provided by a crew of DJs from Tel Aviv.
About the Artist/Photographer: Weronika Suchodolsha
Since 2010 Weronika is a staff photographer of Israeli school and adult delegations to Jewish memorial sites in Poland. She also photographs Jewish families visiting Poland for roots trips providing photo documentation of the journeys.
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