“When I saw a wheelchair rugby match for the first time in my life, I was as if hypnotised,” - says Jakub Sagan. - “Thinking with admiration of sportsmen breaking their physical boundaries, we usually refer to the non-disable ones. Is there anything we can compare with our admiration for disabled athletes, who must overcome much, much greater difficulties? Can be there anything more inspiring and motivating?”
Rules of the wheelchair rugby were first introduced in Canada in the late 1970s. Initially this sport was called a murderball. It started to become more and more popular in the 1980s when it was given its current name.
The exhibition, that will accompany the 5th edition of the international wheelchair rugby tournament Mazovia Cup, will present several dozens of black and white photographs taken during the matches and training sessions of wheelchair rugby players.
Jakub Sagan (b. 1966) | based in Warsaw (Poland) | creates mainly B&W works on humanistic topics as well as landscape photographs | cooperates with the Press Office of the Polish Air Force Command (since 2010) | author of photographic projects for Polish Radio Orchestra, TVP Historia, Children’s Memorial Health Institute and Sluzewiec Horse Racetrack, among others | founding member of the Polish Photographic Association Ekwiwalenty.
Jakub Sagan – Murderball
Art Gallery Ratusz (41 Pilsudski St., Legionowo, Poland). Grand opening: October 12 at 7:00 PM. The exhibition will be open to the public until October 22, 2015.
The exhibition is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.