Over the past four years we have done our best to provide our audience with twenty-four amazing issues (launch issue #00, twenty regular issues and three special editions), each one completed with a great selection of contemporary photography. Each year, prism has provided us with new challenges and new experiences, which have been very rewarding for us. We were always thrilled to celebrate established names and happy to promote emerging artists and numerous photographic initiatives. We were delighted to have partnered with photographic festivals, institutions and collective and have always been looking forward to setting up new goals and meeting new friends!
We have created a stable and growing platform for international audience to be exposed to 'what's hot' in the contemporary photography. We have successfully launched a blog platform to provide you with articles, previews, reviews and interviews. We have organised a few very exciting exhibitions, both as our own initiative and also as part of festivals: a very successful International Instant Photography Exhibition, numerous group shows and collective exhibitions, such as the exhibition of Marian Schmidt, founder and director of Warsaw School of Photography, a photographer known for his humanistic approach to photography and his masterful composition skills.
We are also proud to be actively supporting photographic prizes and events introducing their winners to our audience. In the past years we have actively promoted winners of The Grand Prix Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland), POPCAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography and prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
prism has always been committed to be partnered with festivals and photographic organisations: Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, PhotoIreland.org, Belfast Photo Festival, piclet.org, Neu Now, Slideluck Potshow Dublin, Actual Colors May Vary, PhotoMonth Krakow, Fotofestiwal Lodz and Warsaw Photo Days and recently, Fresh From Poland, to name few of our good old and new friends.
All our efforts have been met with very positive feedback, which has reassured us that our work is noticed and appreciated. We couldn't have expected a better reward.
With this exalted moment of anniversary celebration we are thrilled to have discovered and to present the work of ten talented photographers: ‘Notes for an Epilogue’ by Tamas Dezso (thanks to the courtesy of The Photographers’ Gallery (London, UK)), ‘SEE(ING) by Alexandra Soldatova, ‘Vertigo’ by Jiyeon Kim, Paulina Otylie Surys and her physical manipulation of analogue photographs taken and hand processed by herself, ‘Nothing Has Changed’ by Agnieszka Gotowala, ‘Golden Leaf Over Plasterboard’ by Álvaro Escobar Ruano, collage-sculptures and installations created and photographed by Ceaphas Stubbs, a black and white tale ‘Under The Surveillance of the Ancient Animals’ by Maria Oliveira and finally, two members of ATONAL photo-collective: Alexander Arnild Peitersen and Cato Lein.
We would like to thank all photographers, curators and editors who contributed to this and all previous issues, our friends from galleries, institutions and organizations for their support and positive energy, and finally, most of all, we’d like to thank you, Dear Readers for building such a strong, supportive community of photo enthusiasts that keeps us motivated to deliver more amazing material in the future.
Let the light in.