Sunday, June 21, 2009

My gallery opens in Ukraine tomorrow

Ukraine Catholic University Gallery - Images by Mike Rudzinski

Tomorrow will be the grand opening of my gallery at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. The event kicks off at 2 pm and will feature 30 photographs from 9 months in Ukraine, from September 2008 to May 2009.

Thank you to Petro Didula, my friend and mentor, who organized the event and has set up the gallery, to Professor Jeffrey Wills for helping organize, and to everyone at UCU for this wonderful year.

If you cannot make it to 17 Svensitskoho in Lviv tomorrow, then you can see the photographs on my website.


Kris Egan said...

Mike --

Hey! CONGRATS on this milestone in your life and career as a photojournalist! I am very excited and happy for you and the opportunity it presents!

Can't wait to hear about your "Polish adventures" with your Dad on this trip!

Looking forward to seeing you and Tim in a week or so when I'm back in the Dubuque area for vacation.

Take care and God bless!


P.S. Have you crashed any weddings or had any chili dogs while you've been in Poland and the Ukraine? LOL! ;o)

Anonymous said...

loved every single photo- so wish I could be there!

shannon said...

Hi Mike!

Those photos are truly amazing! It seems like you really captured the sentiments behind them. And the colors are just gorgeous! You're very talented. Congrats on the showing.

-Shannon (from Aix-en-Provence)

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike,
Thank you for posting these woderful pictures! Recently I've been really missing my good friend from Ukraine and I remembered that Tim told me that you lived there and you do photography. I was really curious to see what you saw in Ukraine and how you saw it. The photos are simply amazing. Some of them might seem gloomy but to me there's so much life in them. They are candid and people are not posing and the reality around them is not disguised or decorated. Some of the images remind me of Russia too. I can so much relate to people in the pictures and what their faces express, I can almost feel the moments captured. You have a very good eye!