At the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum, you can see the exhibition entitled “From Krakow to Rome. John Paul II in the photographs of Adam Bujak”. It consists of over 60 works by the author known as the personal photographer of St. John Paul II. The exhibition was opened on October 22, on the day of the liturgical memorial of the Polish Pope.
The vernissage gathered a large audience. Among the distinguished guests were, among others Polish ambassadors in Italy and to the Holy See, Anna Maria Anders and Janusz Kotański, head of the Foreign Service Arkady Rzegocki and Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski.
“Bujak is an artist whose work has always been related to human spirituality. From the very beginning, he was interested in religious rituals and the mystery of the liturgy of the holy mass. However, the most important theme of his work is, of course, the person of John Paul II, who was such a spiritual guide for Adam Bujak, which the artist himself always emphasizes,” said the curator of the exhibition Magdalena Święch during the opening.
The exhibition covers the period from the millennium of the Baptism of Poland in 1966, initiated by Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, to the last apostolic journey of Pope John Paul II to his homeland in 2002. The author of the photos focuses primarily on Krakow threads in the pope’s biography, first photographing him as metropolitan, cardinal, and, finally, as John Paul II visiting Krakow during his pilgrimages.