Un-Posed @ Foto-Gen Gallery

Varanasi (India)

Varanasi (India)

Street photography is based on capturing unusual events, symbols or anecdotes hidden in everyday situations happening in public places. Street photographers observe, notice and capture things, that others are unable to see. They do not arrange their pictures, they save everyday life as it is.

Un-Posed, founded by Damian Chrobak in 2011, is one of the most recognised Polish street photography collectives. Its primary aim is to develop creativity and visual consciousness in public space and promote the achievements of Polish street photographers. Unposed also is the title of its next exhibition soon to be open in Wroclaw’s FOTO-GEN Gallery.

© Adrian Wykrota | Un-Posed

The Unposed exhibition focuses on a human being seen in different situations and photographed in different places around the world. The pictures by 9 photographers – Damian Chrobak (doc! #13 & #19), Maciej Dakowicz (doc! #12), Jamie Fyson Howard (doc! #16), Ania Kłosek (doc! #25), Monika Krzyszkowska (DEBUTS 2015), Tomasz Kulbowski, Tymon Markowski, Marta Rybicka (DEBUTS 2016) and Adrian Wykrota (doc! #31) – form a story about the current state of man in terms of behaviours, surroundings and emotions. Why are we drawn to these images? Do we see similarities in our own lives? Have we seen such scenes somewhere before?

Pilgrims from Mexico are waiting for the arrival of Pope Francis on Cracow's Błonia to celebrate Welcome Mass during the World Youth Days. Cracow (Poland), July 28, 2016

Pilgrims from Mexico are waiting for the arrival of Pope Francis on Cracow’s Błonia to celebrate Welcome Mass during the World Youth Days.
Cracow (Poland), July 28, 2016

Despite of the fact that all members of the collective move in the same area of interests, their photographs prove their individual style, which shows complexity and potency of street photography.

Un-Posed – UNPOSED
@
FOTO-GEN Gallery (8 Bp. Nankier Square, Wroclaw, Poland)
Grand opening: March 10 at 6.00 PM
The exhibition will be open to the public until April 8, 2017

The Un-Posed exhibition is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

Un-Posed @ Brain Damage Gallery

© Damian Chrobak | Un-Posed

Street photography is based on capturing unusual events, symbols or anecdotes hidden in everyday situations happening in public places. Street photographers observe, notice and capture things, that others are unable to see. They do not arrange their pictures, they save everyday life as it is.

Un-Posed, founded in 2011, is the most recognisable Polish street photography collective. Its primary aim is to develop creativity and visual consciousness in public space and promote the achievements of Polish street photographers. The collective has already presented its works at various exhibitions in Poland and abroad. The next one, and at the same time the largest one, will be open soon in Lublin (Poland).

© Jamie Fyson Howard | Un-Posed

The Niepozowane (unposed in Polish) exhibition focuses on a human being seen in different situations and photographed in different places around the world. The pictures by 8 photographers – Damian Chrobak (doc! #13 & #19), Maciej Dakowicz (doc! #12), Jamie Fyson Howard (doc! #16), Ania Kłosek (doc! #25), Monika Krzyszkowska (DEBUTS 2015), Tomasz Kulbowski, Marta Rybicka (DEBUTS 2016) and Adrian Wykrota (doc! #31) – form a story about the current state of man in terms of behaviours, surroundings and emotions. Why are we drawn to these images? Do we see similarities in our own lives? Have we seen such scenes somewhere before?

© Tomasz Kulbowski | Un-Posed

Despite of the fact that all members of the collective move in the same area of interests, their photographs prove their individual style, which shows complexity and potency of street photography.

Un-Posed – NIEPOZOWANE (UNPOSED)
@ Brain Damage Gallery (7 Marii Curie Skłodowskiej St., Lublin, Poland)
Grand opening: August 20 at 7.00 PM
The exhibition will be open to the public until September 18, 2016

The Un-Posed exhibition is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

Winners of the 5th Leica Street Photo announced

© Tymon Markowski | Agencja Gazeta

© Tymon Markowski | Agencja Gazeta

19 photographers from Poland and abroad have been awarded during the 5th edition of Leica Street Photo contest organised by Leica Camera Poland. After tempestous discussion, the jury decided to reward the following photographers: Wojciech Abramczyk, Ieva Aust, Maciek Dakowicz (doc! #12), Tytus Grodzicki (doc! #14), Martyna Heller, Maciek Jaźwiecki, Kuba Kamiński, Filip Klimaszewski (doc! #1 & #29/30), Ania Kłosek, Magda Kryjak, Tymon Markowski, Jacek Obloj, Michał Pachniewski, Michał Patycki, Igor Pisuk (DEBUTS 2014), Artur Pławski, Stepan Rudik, Jacek Szust and Krzysztof Wójcik.

© Stepan Rudik

© Stepan Rudik

They photographed fleeting moments, people and their interesting faces, funny repetition, rhythm, forms and light. Their photographs may be used as an illustration for the Elliott Erwitt’s quote: “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

© Wojciech Abramczyk

© Wojciech Abramczyk

See the all winning works at the exhibition in Leica Gallery Warsaw (3 Mysia St., Warsaw, Poland). The awarding ceremony and exhibition opening on September 4 at 7:30 PM. The exhibition will be open to the public until October 18, 2015.

The Leica Street Photo contest and exhibition are organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

Lukas Vasilikos @ NEY Gallery&Prints

© Lukas Vasilikos

© Lukas Vasilikos

If you need our tip for this Friday, here it is! Come to NEY Gallery&Prints and see some of excellent street photography by Lukas Vasilikos, a Greek photographer who will talk about his photography, portraits, and Uncanny – a project on personal life of his family, balancing between anxiety, fear, and mystery.

Lukas Vasilikos (b. 1975) is a member of an international street photography collective VIVO (previously known as Street-photographers). His photographs have been presented in a number of festivals connected with street photography, including the Miami Street Photography Festival and Eastreet, among others.

See more photographs by Lukas @ www.lukasvasilikos.com

Lukas Vasilikos @ NEY Gallery&Prints
5 Spokojna St., Warsaw (Poland)
April 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM

The meeting is organised by Polish Street Photography and under doc! photo magazine patronage.

EASTREET 3

© Ksenia Tsykunova

© Ksenia Tsykunova

Join the 3rd edition of Eastreet, a unique project dedicated to street and documentary photography of Eastern Europe. The open call for submissions lasts until April 27, 2015. Don’t miss it!

The exhibition presenting the best Eastern European’s street photography will be open in Lublin (Poland) on July 10, 2015. The photographs will provide a closer look at human presence in public spaces of Eastern Europe, through the unposed and spontaneous photos documenting unique moments, ideas or symbols. They will help to describe the region, to look at it beyond stereotypes, borders, and differences, to show its current state and qualities. Next to the exhibition, the project will also publish a book presenting all the selected photographs together with their authors’ bios.

As by the previous editions, the Eastreet 3 exhibition will travel around the world.

More info @ www.eastreet.eu

Eastreet 3 is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

Students of the Warsaw School of Photography @ Skwer

© Mila Mindykowska

© Mila Mindykowska

In June 2014, students of the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design boarded a train and went to Amsterdam for an open-air photography workshop. The exhibition in Warsaw’s Skwer is a record of this expedition.

The daily life of the street, carelessness, transitory moments, rituals, but also social contrasts, and interpersonal conflicts – this is Amsterdam in a nutshell. It is also Amsterdam, which we pass by without paying attention, having our minds focused on other matters, quickly moving from one place to another. It is Amsterdam, which attracts, enchants, and absorbs. This is also Amsterdam and its inhabitants that we see in the pictures taken by WSFoto’s students.

The exhibition is organised under honorary patronage of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Olgierd Chodyniecki, Rafal Dadej, Kamil Domanski, Tomasz Filipowicz, Anna Maria Jastrzebska, Mila Mindykowska, Krzysztof Mindykowski, Waldemar Ostrowski, Ewa Przygodzka & Aleksandra Schonthaler – 11:15 AM TO AMSTERDAM
Skwer (60a Krakowskie Przedmiescie St., Warsaw, Poland). Grand opening: February 23 at 7:00 PM. The exhibition will be open to the public until March 15, 2015. 

The exhibition is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

THE EUROPEANS – ITALY @ doc! #27/28

Italian street photography emerged after the WW2 with the explicit aim to suppress the obsolete canons of pictorialism and of celebrative photography. Those were tied with the propaganda instances and aesthetics of the past regime and, as such, had to be obliterated. This was a fertile context for documentary photography, photojournalism, or even for the efforts of photo artists in describing the various aspects of post war’s Italy. It was a fertile context for street photography. Various authors, stimulated by the neorealism of Rossellini and Visconti, were able to embed intimate perceptions and moods in the container of an ethnographically and sociologically rigorous document. Names, as those of Barzini, De Biase, Giacomelli, Migliori, mix up with the names even of amateurs, less known but well dedicated to document the re-conquer of life and dignity in a country so heavily hit by the war. The fine street photographs, and the photographers, here selected among many others, bear witness of just this. Welcome to street photography in Italy.

by Giovanni Mattia Porcelli

doc! #27/28 (pp. 224-243)