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Weronika Gęsicka, Untitled #52 from the book Traces, photo: courtesy of the artist

With phantom images of idyllic home-life in the times of the economic boom, artists are waking up from the Western dream that the Poles also wished to share after the 1990s. In her works, Weronika Gęsicka takes on the American Dream.

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Kacper Kowalski, photo: Piotr 'iczek' Biegaj

Kacper Kowalski will present his new series of winter photographs at a solo exhibition during the Landskrona Foto Festival. The Polish photographer won the festival's portfolio review in 2016.

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Mikołaj Nowacki, Odra, photo: KAUNAS PHOTO promotional materials

KAUNAS PHOTO takes place every September and is the oldest photography festival in the Baltic states. This year’s festival will feature photos from talented Polish photographers including Dorota Dawidowicz, Filip Ćwik, Kacper Kowalski and Krzysztof Racoń.

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Layers exhibition with works by Andrzej Georgiew, photo: Kraków Photomonth promotional materials

This year's theme of the Kraków Photomonth is From the Outside, Looking In. Works by an observant portraitist, an experimental documentary artist and politically engaged reporter really caught our attention. Check out Culture.pl’s subjective guide to one of Poland’s biggest photography festivals which is on until 18th June 2017.

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Martha Rosler, Cleaning the Drapes, the series House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home, ca 1967–1972 © Martha Rosler, photo: courtesy of the artist

As summer approaches, the eyes of the artistic world turn to Poland for two of the most important photographic events in Europe. The Kraków Photomonth starts on 18th May and runs until 18th June 2017. The Fotofestiwal in Łódż runs from 1st – 11th June 2017.

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Anna Orłowska, Case study: invisibility at Atelier Josefa Sudka in Prague, photo: courtesy of the artist

Polish artist was awarded at the prestigious 33rd Higashikawa International Photography Festival in the category for overseas photographers.

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Krzysztof Gierałtowski, photo: Włodzimierz Wasyluk

One of the most important representatives of Polish photography school. Brilliant interpreter of human faces, he captures his models in a very insightful, visionary way.

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photo: Krzysztof Eberle, courtesy of the artist

What can be read from the landscapes that we pass through every day? Why is it worth photographing the view from a window, yet not worth getting used to the visual violence on the walls? What hidden message does the tree in a neighbour’s back garden send?

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Centerfold from the book Random Selection by Magda Buczek, graphic design by Emilia Obrzut (Obszar Roboczy), 2016, photo: Eliza Dunajska and Max Zieliński

In the modern era of digitalisation one may think that the fate of traditional books has already been sealed, but in photography the situation looks completely different. Thanks to new means of financing artistic projects, such as crowd funding, an increasing number of artists finish their projects with book publications. Culture.pl presents the best of them.

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Photograph from the Archipelago City series, photo: Filip Springer

What is contemporary Poland like? Is it like anything at all? How could you capture it in a single photograph? The more answers there are, the more new questions emerge.

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Photo: Paulina Korobkiewicz

Fresh From Poland is a group of enthusiasts, led by Grażyna Siedlecka, who run a blog about and organise exhibitions on contemporary Polish photography. It has just issued its first zine – a small-circulation independent publication. The theme of the selected photographs is ‘distortion’.

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Wojciech Gilewicz, photo: courtesy of the artist

Painter, photographer, video artist. Born 1974 in Biłgoraj, today he lives between Warsaw and New York. For Wojciech Gilewicz, painting and photography series are based on the illusion principle, revealing the visual tricks and falsifications inherent in the visual arts.

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Selected photographs from the A-Z German - Polish Illustrated Dictionary by Andrzej Tobis. Each photo refers to an entry in the Bildwörterbuch Deutsch und Polnisch issued in 1954.

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Zbigniew Libera, Residents, 2002-2003, photo: courtesy of Raster Gallery

A series of eight large-format staged photographs: Workers, Residents, Cyclists, Che. Next Shot, Defeat in a Cross-Country Race, Miracle, Nepal, The Dream of Bush.

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Assembled by Rafał Milach in cooperation with the Icelandic writer Huldar Breiðfjörð, the photobook is a road-diary of a 10 day's journey across Iceland

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The young photographer began awing audiences with her singular snippets of life, presenting an alternative view on social issues such as exclusion, crime, punishment and evidence. Her photo essays focus on interpretating social trends and creating a social dialogue about relevant ideas and issues.

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Okładka (nid 6592678)

The young photographer began awing audiences with her singular snippets of life, presenting an alternative view on social issues such as exclusion, crime, punishment and evidence. Her photo essays focus on interpretating social trends and creating a social dialogue about relevant ideas and issues.

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Cover of The Decisive Moment. New Phenomena in Polish Photography after 2000, edited by Adam Mazur, published by Karakter in October 2012., publisher: Karakter

The collection of images and profiles of the most important photographers of the young Polish generation was compiled and expounded upon by curator and critic Adam Mazur. From art photography, reportage and fashion photography, it presents a diversified map of the most significant works and personalities of contemporary Polish photography

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Okładka (nid 6564474)

The collection of images and profiles of the most important photographers of the young Polish generation spans art photography, reportage and fashion photography, presenting a diversified map of the most significant works and personalities of contemporary Polish photography

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