The opening party of the 27th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow paid homage to Jerusalem, focusing on the vibrant atmosphere of Mahane Yehuda, the city’s largest market. By day, it’s a bustling hub filled with people and the delightful aromas of fresh produce and spices. As night falls, it transforms into a lively party venue, with bars popping up amidst the stalls, live music, and a diverse international crowd.
For one memorable evening, the market square near the Market Hall in Krakow took on the spirit of Jerusalem’s bustling souk. The market stalls were closed, making way for a dance floor, while a potent blend of Middle Eastern music reverberated through the air, courtesy of a team of Tel Aviv DJs.
About the Artist/Photographer: Weronika Suchodolska
Weronika Suchodolska was born in 1986 in Krakow. In 2010, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Directing from the University of Silesia in Katowice, followed by a Master’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in 2016.
Since 2010, Weronika has served as a staff photographer for Israeli schools and adult delegations visiting Jewish memorial sites in Poland. She also captures moments for Jewish families embarking on journeys to Poland to explore their roots, providing invaluable photo documentation of these meaningful experiences.
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