2016-08-30

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Photo by Adam Lach from his project "NEVERLAND".

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Book: "POST" by Marta Zgierska

2012-06-05

MACIEK NABRDALIK / VII: "CHERNOBYL'S OUTSKIRTS"























http://www.viiphoto.com/showstory.php?nID=1229

The outskirts of the city of Chernobyl, Ukraine.

They live on the border of the zone, in the same houses they lived in a quarter century ago before the disaster – too far from the reactor
 to join the tens of thousands who were designated victims and granted replacement housing and symbolic gestures of disability
 compensation. Still, they were too close to avoid the tragedy.(...)

FILIP ĆWIK / NAPO IMAGES: "UKRAINE (2008-2009)"
























http://napoimages.com/index.php?gdzie=10&id=51&zad=&idb=

Five years after Ukraine's Orange Revolution, its next presidential election is between two candidates: 
the former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych (leading the polls ) and the current prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.(...)

JAN BRYKCZYŃSKI / SPUTNIK PHOTOS: "BOIKOS IN UKRAINE / 2009 - 2011"




























http://www.janbrykczynski.com/janb.swf


A story of Boiko village in Ukraine
Part of SPUTNIK PHOTOS project "U" (2009) on Ukraine.

JUSTYNA MIELNIKIEWICZ / SPUTNIK PHOTOS: "CITY OF WOMEN - BELARUS"



































http://www.justmiel.com/gallery.php?ProjectID=15

Story about the clients of the International Marriage Agency from Belarus. / 2011 /
Part of SPUTNIK PHOTOS project "STAND BY" on contemporary Belarus.

AGNIESZKA RAYSS / SPUTNIK PHOTOS: "EARTH BLEEDS WATER"




























http://agnieszkarayss.com/gallery/earth-bleeds-water


Part of the IS(not) project by SPUTNIK PHOTOS. 

Agnieszka Rayss, together with the poet Sigurbjorg Prastardottir, have positioned themselves on the shores of Icelandic lakes
and at the edge of modern swimming pools. The authoresses have taken a look at natural water reservoirs, present in the lives of
the islanders since time immemorial, as well as luxury tourism, which made an appearance in Iceland with the advent of new technologies. 
Water has proven to be Iceland's gold. Nature was domesticated, then sold.


2012-05-09

ILONA SZWARC: "AMERICAN GIRLS"






























http://www.ilonaszwarc.com/american-girls

American girls posing with their American Girl dolls.

When Polish-born Ilona Szwarc moved to New York City in 2008, she was captivated by the world of American Girl doll.   
“I realized that, the American Girl doll design embodies contemporary cultural values. They were conceived to be anti-Barbie toys
modeled after the body of a 9-year-old. Each doll can be customized to look exactly like its owner, yet all of them really look the same.
I think there is a natural need to relate to and carve out an identity, and these dolls play an important role for girls. Girls in the U.S. 
seem to all be raised as future stars and they feel very entitled - these dolls underscore that.
The projec portraits owners who customize the American Girl doll to look like themselves.

ULA WIZNEROWICZ: "BETWEEN HOMES"



































http://www.ulawiznerowicz.com/bh.php

Work in progress

“When entering a new place I feel like going into somebody’s life or reading somebody’s diary”.
The idea of my project is to juxtapose ways of living in Polish and English countryside by showing their inhabitants
in their own interiors as well as outdoor surroundings. I try to capture the richness of differences and similarities
of these two places in a bigger detail, focusing on my own, personal vision. The topic came to me after moving 
to the UK from a tiny village of Palmowo in central Poland, where I spent most of my life, experiencing the rural 
aspects of life, and that is why perhaps I can see things, which others are not able to. On the other hand, however,
I have been living in the UK for the past five years and I feel that I have become a part of the local culture as well, 
what in a way obligates me to bring these two realities and people’s mentalities closer to each other by capturing 
and showing things, which can make, that we will know more about our two different worlds of the Western 
and former Eastern Europe and as a consequence about ourselves as well.

PATRYK KARBOWSKI: "NEW POLES"





























http://www.patrykkarbowski.com/?p=language

Aged between 14 and 15. Come from middle-class Polish families. Born after the overthrowing of communism. 
Raised in th eage of the Internet and consumption. By observing New Poles one can see what changes in Polish 
reality, and what remains constant.

BOWNIK: "GAMERS", "TRAINING HALLS"
































http://bownik.eu/portfolio/2/1/index2.htm

The project consists of two parts: Gamers and Training Halls. Large-format portraits reflect a typological approach 
to the new image of a sportsman, whose physical representation is not known to his rival due to the electronic form 
of competition. In this project, the gamer is revealed to everyone. Yet, this is not about exposing or trying to match 
the reality with the mental or virtual images of individuals. This is a sort of analysis of the cyber environment 
and people who constitute it.(...)





































http://bownik.eu/portfolio/1/1/index2.htm

2012-04-21

MACIEJ DAKOWICZ: "CARDIFF"

























http://www.maciejdakowicz.com/filter/CardiffAfterDark/photos

St Mary street is one of the main streets of central Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. A city as any other in the UK. 
The street is one of the main hubs of clubs and pubs of the city. Sooner or later most party goers end up on that street. 
The street is closed for cars on Saturday nights and becomes the main scene of the city night life, fuelled by alcohol 
and emotions. Everything takes place in public - from drinking, fighting, kissing to crying and sleeping.(...)

An album published by Thames & Hudson is due out in autmn 2012.


MICHAŁ SZLAGA: "KISS"
























http://szlaga.blogspot.com/search/label/kiss

Poland.

PAWEŁ PIOTROWSKI: "COLOR"

























http://www.piotrowskipawel.pl/street-photography/color/

Street scenes.

RENATA DĄBROWSKA: "RENATA DĄBROWSKA"


























http://dziewczynkazaparatami.blogspot.com/2011/05/polecam-w-hd-720p.html

Since December 2009, Renata Dąbrowska has been working on a project featuring portraits of 100 women in Poland 
carrying the same name and surname as she does. So far 91 Renatas have been photographed. 
There are plans for an album to be published in September 2012.

2012-04-13

IGOR OMULECKI: "JP2"









































http://www.omulecki.com/index.php?/jp2/


(...) 
A virtual journey across 
different locations related to the cult of John Paul II,
a documentation 
of the story, 
 
objects, and artifacts.
(...) 
 The papal motifs have 
turned into a strange guidebook 
to the meanders of 
Polishness, which takes one 
on a trip starting from the rural, somewhat boggy 
idyll, 
 and then through
the private collections of papal gadgets (collected more for the 
 fun of it 
than out of sheer respect), all the way to the Foundation of John Paul II 
 
in Rome (...).

MICHAŁ DĄBROWSKI: "ID"



http://michaldabrowski.com/index.php/personal/id/

Warsaw 2011.

MICHAŁ SZLAGA: "THE PRIDE OF TRI-CITY"



























http://szlaga.blogspot.com/2011_08_01_archive.html
 
Tri-city (Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia), Poland.

2012-04-03

MARIUSZ FORECKI: "I LOVE POLAND"




























http://www.forecki.pl/

I have been photographing Poland from the mid-80s. The recorded events and situations are often very personal.  
They have no record of high politics or spectacular events. They seem to be of little importance, from a global point of view.   
But from the standpoint of the heroes of these photographs, they most fully describe their daily lives. Gathered in one place 
they give a view of the changes which we witnessed, or maybe just me ...(...)

TOMASZ WIECH: "IN POLAND"




























http://tomaszwiech.com/

Cracow, Poland.

TOMASZ DESPERAK: "A DAY OUT ... IN COLOUR"





























http://www.mnc.pl/~desperac/in_colour.html

Poland.

CECYLIA MALIK: "365 TREES"














































http://www.cecyliamalik.pl/drzewa/d-foto.html

The young  artist from Cracow, starting from 25th September 2009, climbed one tree a day for the whole 
following year. It is the origin of the cycle 365 Trees, inspired by Italo Calvino’s novel "The Baron in the Trees" 
from 1957. "The project lasted exactly a year, i.e. 365 days, when I climbed up 365 trees, a different tree
each time. Not only is it my diary, but also my private rebellion, a small protest", writes the artist
in the preface to her album "Cecylia Malik: 365 Trees".

ULA TARASIEWICZ: "POLAND"
































http://www.ulatara.com/index.php?/projects/poland/

Lodz, Poland.

AGNIESZKA RAYSS: "AMERICAN DREAM"




























http://agnieszkarayss.com/gallery/american-dream-0

A couple of years ago I started shooting a new phenomena in Polish popular culture - the bombastic castings for TV shows,
cheerleaders performing at sport stadiums, open and mass auditions for top models. The changes were on the way.(...)

MICHAŁ ADAMSKI: "NO SURPRISES - 2008-2011"




























http://www.michaladamski.com.pl/work/no-surprises/

The street, Poland.

2012-03-29

FILIP KLIMASZEWSKI: "DAMASCUS THE CITY OF JASMINE"






http://filipklimaszewski.tumblr.com/post/18015888828/my-first-book-damascus-the-city-of-jasmine

My first book! “Damascus the City of Jasmine” - here in beta version, soon version 2.0 available to buy!

KUBA KAMIŃSKI: "REVOLUTION IN LIBYA"


























http://www.kubakaminski.com/story/21-libia/

Libya 2011, In February, an uprising against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi broke out after two neighboring

 countries overthrown their rulers. Most of the eastern Libya, with Benghazi as the Transitional National

 Council hedquarters have been taken by anti-government rebels. As the western Libya, including

 the capital Tripoli was still in pro-Gaddafi hands.(...)

AGATA PIETROŃ: "WAR SONGS"



http://vimeo.com/34757799

War has shaped all their life. They were less than few years old when genocide in Rwanda happened causing millions of refugees
fleeing into their homeland: South and North Kivu. Causing instability in the region, humanitarian crisis, genocide and in the end, 
as a result: domestic war. Nowadays they are teenagers, or in their mid-twenties and they recall that time as their 
first and worst memories ever.(...) 

2012-03-27

PAWEŁ ŁĄCZNY: "IT'S BEEN OVER A YEAR - HAITI" / "MINĄŁ JUŻ PONAD ROK - HAITI"



http://www.pawellaczny.com/pl/minal_juz_ponad_rok-_haiti/47/

Eighteen months after the fatal earthquake, Haitians continue to suffer extreme poverty - acquiring food, water, 
medicine or finding work is a huge challenge that most can not cope with.(...)

2012-03-25

MICHAŁ SZALAST: "ALBINOS"



http://www.szalast.com/albinos/

Albinos from Ukurewe Island on Lake Victoria, Tanzania.

AREK GOLA: "WOMEN IN MINE" / "KOBIETY KOPALNIA"



http://www.arekgola.com/

Portraits of women working in Polish mines.

2012-03-24

TOMASZ LAZAR: "THEATER OF LIFE"




























http://tomaszlazar.pl/stories/theater-of-life/

Historically, Platon developed the notion of Theatrum mundi - Theatre of the World. 
Place where a man is only a puppet, an actor whose role is to play its normal role on stage of life.(...)

MACIEK NABRDALIK / VII: "FAITH: POLISH CATHOLICISM"



http://www.viiphoto.com/showstory.php?nID=1352

For more than a thousand years, the Catholic Church has been interwoven into Poland's cultural and political fabric, 
occupying a prominent role at the center of Polish life.(...)

ANNA GRZELEWSKA: "JULIA WANNABE"




http://annagrzelewska.com/

"JULIA WANNABE" is a long-term project. My aim is to search for sources of woman's identity...

ŁUKASZ BIEDERMAN: "SOME CITYSCAPES"




http://www.lukaszbiederman.com/

 Cityscapes from Poland.

MARCIN PŁONKA: "BRITAIN LOVES VINTAGE"



http://marcinplonka.net/

It's nearly 10pm, young men wearing fluorescent green vest hit the road, stopping oncoming stream of cars. 
Surprised drivers without any doubts stopping their cars on both sides of the road. Some of them wind covered
in rain drops side windows down, looking on an excitement crowd standing on the roadside. Noise of classic 
American engines spreads out hypnotising everyone around. I have forgotten it's not the scene 
in American Graffiti, I'm in 2011 on a North Circular road in North London. (September 2011, London,UK)

MICHAŁ ŻUBEREK: "COUNTRY VIEWS"




http://michalzuberek.com/index.php?/series-1/country-views/

All photos were taken in Poland in years 2002 - 2012.
I am currently working on a book,
will be available soon.

2012-03-23

KRZYSZTOF PACHOLAK: "PRETTY SWEET"









































http://pacholak.net/pretty-sweet/

I visited North - West Poland with Rafał Milach and Kuba Dąbrowski.
We were running photo - workshops for children getting bored during their holidays. 
We travelled by camper from one village to another, taking lots of photos.

ULA KLIMEK: "YOUTH IN THE COUNTRYSIDE"




http://ulaklimek.pl/yitc.html

Young people's everyday life in the Polish countryside.

2012-03-20

RAFAŁ MILACH: "7 ROOMS"




http://rafalmilach.com/7-rooms/ 

Rafal Milach has been haunted by Russia and it's 6 people. 
He spent six years with those people in three cities: Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Krasnoyarsk.

PIOTR MAŁECKI / NAPO IMAGES / PANOS: "HOTEL VENECIA PALACE"




http://napo.photoshelter.com/gallery/Venecia-Hotel-Z-Miasta-Warszawa/G0000F.2Y2vQxuSI

Middle class Poles wanting to have a wedding of their dreams are pouring in Venecia Palace in the outskirts
of Warsaw, Poland.

RENATA DĄBROWSKA: "DISCO"

























http://dziewczynkazaparatami.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-post_30.html

Artema Club in Świedziebnia, Poland.