Magdalena Wdowicz-Wierzbowska @ DCF ‘Roman House’


under doc! photo magazine patronage:

Four Years, Three Months, Six Days – this is a title of the next exhibition in Wroclaw’s ‘Roman House’ whose protagonist is the father of Magdelena Wdowicz-Wierzbowska (doc! #24). The title refers to the time which will have passed since his death by the exhibition opening day.

The exhibition will consist of pictures from three series: Dad, I Just Miss my Husband. Meeting with Widows and Dad (2015). The first one is a personal record of transitory moments, which the photographer spent with terminally ill father in the last months of his life. The second series is a set of portraits of women who try to find themselves after the loss of their husbands. It starts with a photo of the artist’s mother. Presented for the first time Dad (2015) series is a set of pictures that were also taken during the father’s illness but their tone is much more cheerful. As the author says: “I created something, which to me is a combination of family album and diary without words. About the man to whom I owe so much. Life.”

Although extremely personal, the exhibition is narrated in such a way that it becomes universal. It perfectly captures emotions of someone who is faced with a terminal illness of a loved one, then with death, and finally has to learn to live with a feeling of emptiness and absence. The final stage includes acceptance of the loss and searching for the good and happy moments in the memory. It is the stage where Magdalena Wdowicz-Wierzbowska is.

Magdalena Wdowicz-Wierzbowska – Four Years, Three Months, Six Days
Lover-Silesian Centre of Photography ‘Roman House’ (8 Bp. Nankier Square, Wroclaw, Poland). Grand opening: February 26 at 5:00 PM. The exhibition will be open to the public until March 28, 2015.

Buy Magdalena’s book I Just Miss my Husband in our doc! store.

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.

DEBUTS 2015 jury – Grzegorz Kosmala

© Mirosław Kania

© Mirosław Kania

Grzegorz Kosmala – based in Warsaw (Poland) | founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of two online magazines dedicated to contemporary documentary (doc! photo magazine) and fine art (contra doc!) photography | originator of the DEBUTS project | juror in international photo contests | coordinator of the 7th and 8th editions of BZ WBK Press Foto, one of the Poland’s largest press photography contests | graduated from the Media Management and International Relations and Diplomacy faculties at the Nowy Sacz School of Business.

Szymon Brodziak @ Leica Gallery Warsaw


under contra doc! patronage:

Szymon Brodziak (“the 2013 world’s best photographer of black-and-white advertising campaigns” by FashionTV) takes pictures mainly ordered by companies, for advertising, and image campaigns. BRODZIAK ‘ONE’ is asummary of the last ten years of Szymon’s photographic work, whose artistic credo is: “You are what you see.”

In most of the cases, Brodziak photographs women. It happens that his works are controversial, because the models appear in unusual poses and places, and even unusual roles. But there are also classic or even romantic photos, portraits catching our attention with play of light.

Leica Gallery Warsaw exhitbiotn will be accompanied by author’s meeting (February 8 at 5:00 PM) and workshop with Szymon Brodziak.

More info @ Leica Gallery Warsaw (in Polish language version only)

Szymon BrodziakBrodziak ‘ONE’
Leica Gallery Warsaw (3 Mysia St., Warsaw, Poland). The grand opening: February 6 at 8:00 PM. The exhibition will be open to the public from February 7 to 15 March 2015.

Hybridity of the Subject @ andel’s Hotel Lodz

© Jacek Kolodziejski, Jan Mioduszewski, Agata Uchman & Ola Winiarska

© Jacek Kolodziejski, Jan Mioduszewski, Agata Uchman & Ola Winiarska

under contra doc! patronage:

Four different artisitic personalities (photographer – Jacek Kolodziejski, painter – Jan Mioduszewski, and fashion designers – Ola Winiarska & Agata Uchman) in one project being a compilation of fashion desing, photography, painting, and installation – Hybridity of the Subject. What came from the combination of their creativity? Come and check it yourself!

More info @ Facebook

Jacek Kolodziejski, Jan Mioduszewski, Agata Uchman & Ola Winiarska – Hybridity of the Subject
andel’s Hotel Lodz (17 Ogrodowa St., Lodz, Poland). Grand opening: February 6 at 7:00 PM. The exhibition will be open to the public until March 7, 2015. The exhibition takes place within the ANDEL’S PRESENTS series.

DEBUTS 2015 jury – Ron Haviv

© John Stanmeyer | VII

© John Stanmeyer | VII

Ron Haviv – based in New York City (NY, USA) | an Emmy nominated and award-winning photojournalist | co-founder of the VII Photo agency | author of 3 monographs – Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, (called “One of the best non-fiction books of the year,” by The Los Angeles Times and “A chilling but vastly important record of a people’s suffering,” by Newsweek), Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul, and Haiti: 12 January 2010. | has produced a record of the injustices of war | his work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade of conflict, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague | President H.W. George Bush cited his photographs documenting paramilitary violence in Panama as one of the reasons for the 1989 American intervention | central character in 6 documentary films, including National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk | has provided expert analysis and commentary on ABC World News, BBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and The Charlie Rose Show.

doc! photo magazine #29/30


doc! photo magazine #29/30 just appeared in our doc! store! Go there and buy it NOW!

Inside the magazine:

* Pawel Jaszczuk as a main photographer of the issue

-> KINKY CITY (photo story)

* Anna Maria Biniecka -> THE BIRTH
* Sean Lee -> SHAUNA
* Jeppe Bøje Nielsen -> LOURDES
* Massimiliano Perasso -> DISAPPEARANCE
* Tatiana Vinogradova -> DAYS OF MELANCHOLY

With special appearance of Anna Liminowicz, Maciej Przemyk, Wiktoria Wojciechowska, and Katarzyna Zolich in DEBUTS vol. 2.

This issue of doc! photo magazine is FOR ADULTS ONLY!


Cover photo: Pawel Jaszczuk

Finalists of the 2015 Grand Prix Lodz Fotofestiwal


Fotofestiwal Lodz announced all finalists of its Grand Prix contest. Some familiar names among them!

The finalists who will have their exhibition during the festival includes Sarker Protick (Bangladesh; doc! #25, pp. 181-205) and Mateusz Sarello (Poland; doc! #2, pp. 107-127 & doc! #18, pp. 187-199).

The list of finalists who will take part in special slideshow during the festival opening night, includes: Ciril Jazbec (Slovenia; doc! #20, pp. 41-87), Wojtek Moskwa (Poland; doc! #8, pp. 183-203), Borut Peterlin (Slovenia; doc! #21, pp. 149-169), and Pawel Zak (Poland; cd! #1, pp. 131-149 & cd! #6, pp. 43-65).

And among finalists who will take part in portfolio review are: already mentioned Borut Peterlin (Slovenia) and Werner Mansholt (Germany; doc! #23, pp. 189-209).


All lists of finalists @ Fotofestiwal’s website.

DEBUTS 2015 jury – Francesco Zizola

© Leo Carbotta

© Leo Carbotta

Francesco Zizola – based in Rome (Italy) | an Italian photojournalist and a founding member of Noor Images agency (doc! #7, pp. 33-75) | has documented the world’s major conflicts and their hidden crisis, focusing on the social and humanitarian issues that define life in the developing world as well as in western countries | his pictures characterize with a strong ethical commitment and a distinctive aesthetic eye | his assignments and personal projects have taken him around the world, giving him the opportunity to carefully portray forgotten crises and relevant issues often disregarded by the mainstream media | founder of 10b Photography, a multipurpose centre for digital photography promoting photography culture through exhibitions, workshops, and lectures | has received several awards, e.g. 9 awards in World Press Photo contests (including World Press Photo of the Year 1996) and 4 Picture of the Year International awards (POYi) | has published 7 books.