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NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. ON AUTHENTICITY OF AN IMAGE

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. ON AUTHENTICITY OF AN IMAGE

“Any person’s experience of contemporary culture was shaped by certain images that went down in history. Even those images the authenticity of which is still disputed have etched themselves firmly into the public’s mind.”

KUTA HOUSE

Designer Robert Kuta and photographer Ala Wesołowska through their new project “Second Life” joined the global discussion on overproduction of clothes and sustainability. Robert Kuta is an artist and designer who under the name Kuta House…

PARIS PHOTO 2018

From 8 – 11 November, a real photo fest took place in the capital of France – Paris Photo. This largest collector’s photography fair was organised for the 22nd time. See Michał Korta’s stunning black and white photography.

THE PROBLEM OF THE INSTANT AESTHETICS

Conversation with Paweł Fabjański on contemporary commercial photography. Photography continues to undergo fast-paced changes; technology develops, new trends emerge, our perception of photographic image changes…

IS POLISH FAMILY NUCLEAR?

Family Values. Polish Photography Now – exhibition. You don’t have to go to Warsaw or Kraków to learn more about Polish photography. You can now see some of it in London, thanks to the Polish season at Calvert 22, involving an exhibition…

QUEER IN POLISH REALITY

‘It’s impossible for gays to be themselves in Poland’ said in 2007 Robert Biedroń, at that time a president of the organization Campaign Against Homophobia. Has the situation improved over the last ten years, since Biedroń made the statement?

ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI PRESENT: YOUNG POLAND

Nine Polish fashion photographers crossed borders to New York for a first-ever Polish fashion photography exhibition in NYC. Curated by Alexi Lubomirski, YOUNG POLAND served as an insight to…

PHOTO COLLECTIVES THAT BROUGHT ARTISTS TOGETHER

What springs to mind when you hear the term “avant-garde photography”? The most obvious answer would be the visual experiments of the Dadaists, Man Ray’s in particular, and the surrealist…

FOTOFESTIVAL: ŁÓDŹ 2017

David Lynch once said, ‘I just like going into strange worlds’, which might be a suitable comment after seeing this year Fotofestival in Łódź. With the subheading ‘Can you imagine?’, the sixteenth edition invited us to experience photo stories…

SIX RECENT MUST-HAVE PHOTOBOOKS

For anyone in search of photobooks marrying quality photography with unusual format and approach, look no further than these six examples. Our selection highlights experiments with the form, content and approach, showing different…

ALL THAT IS MELTED…

In an interview with Tytus Szabelski, we discuss the role of an artist, the relevance of distinction between a copy and an original, the means of expression, and the twists and turns which led him to the creation of “All that is melted…”.

HIGHLANDER IN THE LENS

Zakopane is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland alongside Warsaw, Krakow and Trójmiasto. Why has the small town situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains gained such prominence as a cultural…

TRAVELLERS FOREVER

“Rivers and Roads”. Being on the road is the topic of this year’s TIFF festival. But what does it mean to be on the road? Where is it exactly? Neither here, nor there. Somewhere in between, nowhere and everywhere.

KRZYSZTOF MANIAK INTERVIEWED BY MARTA KUDELSKA

Last year Krzysztof Maniak was awarded the first prize in the Hestia Artistic Journey Competition. It’s high time we looked back and discussed what has changed for him in the last year.

MARCIN RYCZEK: SEIZING THE MOMENT

Today, in the era of digital photography, pictures appear and disappear in a dynamic dance of desire and deception. It is increasingly challenging to create surprising representations of reality, let alone ones worth remembering.

FIVE FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON

Polish photography has fast been gaining momentum for the past few years. There is a sense of freshness and innovation about their ideas and the way they perceive their surrounding.

BOWNIK. THINGS IN THEMSELVES

Immanuel Kant, in seeking the irrefutable foundations of unshakeable knowledge, set two separate spheres against each other – the world of things and all that which is beyond the realm of the senses and all that which is beyond the realm of the senses…

BRUTAL BY MICHAŁ ŁUCZAK

Brutal by a Polish photographer Michał Łuczak (the Sputnik Photos collective) is a great example of a micro-documentary choosing to tell ‘little’ stories instead of grand narratives. In his cycle Łuczak documented Katowice Railway Station.

CRISIS IS ONLY A BEGINNING

‘Polish photography has never had a better time.’ — these words are the central theme of the fifth, jubilee edition of TIFF Festival. The message contained in a short expression ‘Polska now’ has become a leitmotif for curators…

ZOFIA RYDET – DISTANT ROADS

Zofia Rydet was born in 1911 in the city of Stanisławów (currently Ukrainian). The characteristic feature of her’s works are their topics which focus entirely on ordinary people and their life. The artist’s works are recognized not only in Poland…

JOANNA PIOTROWSKA: HIDDEN EMOTIONS

We visited Joanna Piotrowska’s exhibition „How are you”. Piotrowska touches the issue relation between women and men – of domination and objectification of men. The photo shoot was made in Nairobi in cooperation with Fundacja Razem Pomoja.

KAROLINA JONDERKO – PORTRAITS OF TIME

Karolina Jonderko begun her adventure with photography working with her father’s old Zenith. What distinguishes her photographs is their huge emotional load, and their simplicity, which coincides with their message.

RAFAŁ MILACH: PHOTO-EYE

Photographer, documentarian, visionary, curator, lecturer and, above all, artist – these are the words that sum up Rafał Milach. Milach belongs to a new generation of photographers. In 2006 he co-formed the group Sputnik Photos.

LET’S TALK ABOUT JUSTINA, BABY!

For a while now, she has been working on the project revolving around mysterious Justina. The interview below explores the issues of art, travel and the identity of a girl who resembles an anti-hero from picaresque novels.

AN APPROACH TO BEING

The project did not serve as a vehicle to present a retrospective overview of the work of Polish artists, but rather to provide curators’ commentary, so that it would be easily understandable for the people in Japan.

REPORT ON WARSAW GALLERY WEEKEND 2013

This year’s exhibitions on Warsaw Gallery Weekend were very varied. Most of the exhibitions visited by us were devoted to artists, who use the medium of photography.

NATALIA LL – THE BODY OF ART

Let’s have a closer look at the work of Natalia Lach-Lachowicz, the extraordinary persona widely known as Natalia LL. There are a couple of pretexts for dealing with this topic. First of all, her exhibition in Venice.