Warsaw invites all to Photo Days!

Warsaw Photo Days was launched in 2013 by the  OW ZPAF's initiative. The first edition of the festival took place in Warsaw, Poland in October 2013. The main mission behind the festival is to create a room that will enable the broad exposure of various forms of photography medium, from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

Joanna Chudy, from the series 'Fragmentaryczność wspomnień, czyli pocztówki z podróży'

Last year we were thrilled to participate in a partnership with Warsaw Photo Days resulting in a large section of our issue #14 being dedicated to the initiative. This year is no different and we are discovering Warsaw again for more.

The second edition of the festival will kick off this Friday, October 24th ( facebook event )and will run under a theme of 'IDENTIFICATION', as understood broadly.The Main Program will consist of three collective exhibitions displaying Polish artists.

'RECOGNITION', the first one, will focus on the subject of typological photography - in which the author records repetitive motifs via portraits. 'SIGNATURE' exhibition will look into the subjective matters of paper, print and negative, in relation to an artist and as a result of which an unique output is being created. What defines a signature? What truly the mark of an artist is? The theme of the third exhibition, 'MARKED PLACES', construes the subject of presence and relativity to various events in time and space. As such, this relation may not always be obvious or visible, and as a matter of fact will not be easily defined. What defines this photographic relevancy? Would it be a case of aesthetics, a matter of composition or a colour or form used... or is it all just a mere packaging and what's important is somewhat concealed and has to be revealed for us to experience.

Rafał Milach, from the series 'The Winners'

Hereby, we are thrilled to invite you to experience Warsaw Photo Days one more time.

For a list of all events please read more and remember to visit WPD's page for all upcoming news and full programme.

Warsaw Photo Days 2014

Place: NOWE MIEJSCE, Al. Jerozolimskie 51 suite 2, Warsaw
Vernissage: 24.10.2014 (Friday), 6.00 p.m.
Duration: 25.10.2014– 23.11.2014
Curators: Joanna Kinowska, Dominika Kucner
Artists: Tomek Albin, georgia Krawiec, Marcin Kaliński, Michał Korta, Rafał Milach, Maciek Nabrdalik, Bartosz Nowicki, Karol Radziszewski, Ilona Szwarc.
Meeting with Artists and Curators at the exhibition: 30 Oct. (Thursday), 6 p.m., NOWE MIEJSCE

Bartosz Nowicki, from the series 'Ściana milczenia'

Place: Galeria Kordegarda (Gallery), Krakowskie Przedmieście 15, Warsaw
Vernissage: 13.11.3014 (Thursday), 6.00 p.m.
Duration: 14.11.2014 – 30.11.2014
Curator: Katarzyna Majak; substantive cooperation: Piotr Szpilski
Artists: Dorota Buczkowska, Zbigniew Dłubak, Łódź Kaliska, Natalia LL, Andrzej Partum, Andrzej Pawłowski, Józef Robakowski, Andrzej Różycki, Zygmunt Rytka, Piotr Szpilski, Leszek Wesołowski, Bartek Wieczorek.
Meeting with Artists and Curator at the exhibition: 14 Nov, 5 p.m. Kordegarda Gallery

Andrzej Pawłowski, „Omam (Da Capo)” from the series Omamy (Slady gestu), 1962 

Place: Stara Galeria ZPAF, Pl. Zamkowy 8, Warsaw
Vernissage: 25.10.2014 (Saturday), 5.00 p.m.
Duration: 26.10.2014– 23.11.2014
Curator: Andrzej Zygmuntowicz
Artists: Anita Andrzejewska, Wojciech Beszterda, Joanna Chudy, Michał Dąbrowski, Andrzej Dobosz, Andrzej Górski, Prot Jarnuszkiewicz, Marcin Jastrzębski, Maciej Jeziorek, Karolina Jonderko, Maciek Nabrdalik, Paweł Żak.
Meeting with Artists and Curator at the exhibition: 26 Oct. (Sunday), 12 a.m., Stara Galeria ZPAF

Marcin Jastrzębski, from the series 'Na końcu świata albo jeszcze dalej', N-34


Within the framework of this year's edition of Warsaw Photo Days, you are invited to the first edition of SLIDELUCK WARSAW I - a provided with musical background public display of selected in a contest formula photographic or multimedia sets combined with snacks. SLIDELUCK WARSAW I will be the first show in Central-Eastern Europe according to the world-proven formula.

Place: Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, ul. Bracka 25, Warsaw (former Traffic offices).
Curators: Maria Teresa Salvati (Slideluck, Slideluck Europe), Grzegorz Kosmala (doc! photo magazine and contra doc!), Katarzyna Majak (Warsaw Photo Days, Slideluck Warsaw).

Place: Galeria OBOK ZPAF, Pl. Zamkowy 8, Warsaw
Vernissage: 25.10.2014 (Saturday), 6.00 p.m.
Duration: 26.10.2014-23.11.2014
Curator: Katarzyna Majak

Slideluck Chicago


Accompanying events are an integral part of the festival and their list is still in development. This year we have planned an auction of Polish photography within the framework of the 13. Edition of the project Collector's Photography. It is going to be a great opportunity to acquire photographs of outstanding Polish artists. A part of the festival will also be the widely successful series of meetings titled "We are all photographers vol. 2“, addressed to photography enthusiasts. The series was conceived as a friendly guide to the world of contemporary photographic image developed by artists, curators, journalists, culture animators and art historians. Much as last year, during the Warsaw Photo Days there will be held photographic workshops, meetings with authors and lectures (including by Karolina Puchała - Rojek of the Archeology of Photography Foundation - on the creative work of Wojciech Zamecznik and Agnieszka Pajączkowska, Monika Szewczyk-Wittek "The family album of the 20th century, photographs from the Archive of Verbal History of the KARTA Center and House of Meetings with History").

A new feature of this edition will be the MANY HANDS contest, addressed to young artists (up to 35 years of age). It has the objective of promotion of young talent and the idea of art collecting. The winning work selected by a jury will be purchased for the private photo collection Many Hands Make Light Work. More info: www.manyhands.pl

Place: CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, ul. Jazdów 2, Warsaw
Date: 26.10.2014 (Sunday), 7.00 p.m.
Curator and project coordinator: Katarzyna Sagatowska; curatorial cooperation: Maga Sokalska

Dates: 29.10.2014 (Wednesday), 12.11.2014 (Wednesday)
Place: Bar STUDIO, Plac Defilad 1,  foyer of the Studio Theater, PKiN, Warsaw
Authors and coordinators of the series: Monika Szewczyk-Wittek and Katarzyna Sagatowska
Invited guests:
Kuba Dąbrowski (29.10, 8.30 p.m.) – Whom do we see, or portrait in photography;
Mikołaj Grynberg (12.11, 6.00 p.m.) – On life, or personal projects in photography

- 4.11 (Tuesday), 6 p.m., Stara Galeria ZPAF, Pl. Zamkowy 8, Warsaw
The family album of the 20th century, photographs from the Archive of Verbal History of the KARTA Center and House of Meetings with History" conducted by Agnieszka Pajączkowska, Monika Szewczyk-Wittek
- 18.11 (Tuesday), 6 p.m., Stara Galeria ZPAF, Pl. Zamkowy 8, Warsaw
"I wish I could devote myself to photography" - on the creative work of Wojciech Zamecznik – conducted by Karolina Puchała-Rojek (Archeology of Photography Foundation).

Date: 10.11.2014 (Monday) 8 p.m.
Place: KINO.LAB CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, ul. Jazdów 2, Warsaw

Screening of films by: Józef Robakowski, Paweł Kwiek, Joanna Zastróżna (Warsaw premiere of MOLEHILL);
MANY HANDS contest winner’s announcement
Date: 23.11 (Sunday) 6 p.m.
Place: KINO.LAB CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, ul. Jazdów 2, Warsaw

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