DEBUTS’ laureates among winners of the 2015 BZ WBK Press Foto

Another great news coming from the 2015 BZ WBK Press Foto gala! Mateusz Baj (DEBUTS 2014), Adrian Jaszczak (DEBUTS 2015), Wiktor Kubiak (DEBUTS 2015), and Katarzyna Maluga (DEBUTS 2015) are among winners of the competition! 

Mateusz won the 2nd award in the Culture and Art – Photo Story category, Adrian – 1st award in the Sport – Photo Story category, Wiktor – 3rd award in the Sport – Photo Story category, and Katarzyna – 2nd award in the Culture and Art – Single Picture category.


More info @ BZ WBK Press Foto website (website in Polish language version only)

doc! photo magazine #31 has been published!

The new, slightly revised, and 100% English issue of doc! photo magazine has been published today! As usually, the magazine discusses eight stories of great importance to the world, local communities, and individuals.

The main photographer of the issue is Rob Hornstra, co-author of The Sochi Project. The story covers a dramatic situation on the Caucasus, bringing an alternative story to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi (Russia), that may be used as a comment on the recent news from Ukraine.

  • photo essay – THE SOCHI PROJECT

Other stories in doc! #31 are:

The magazine also contains the third part of the DEBUTS 2014’s laureates presentation, including pictures by Ewa Behrens, Krzysztof Sienkiewicz, Filip Skronc, and Agnes Szedera.

Everything on 260 pages with 173 (69 duotone and 104 colour) images!

Go to our doc! store and buy the issue for just EUR 2.20!

Have a nice visual reading!

Cover photo: Rob Hornstra

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.

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

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.

DEBUTS 2015 jury – Luca Desienna

© Luca Desienna

© Luca Desienna

Luca Desienna – based in London (United Kingdom) | director of Gomma Books Ltd., a bijou publishing house specialising in high-quality collectible photo books, incl. MONO – a trilogy showcasing the best contemporary B&W photographers | art director of Gomma Magazine | juror of the Gomma Photography Grant | an award-winning photographer (3rd place winner at PX3, 1st prize winner at Simulacrum Photo Contest, an official selection at the 2011 Voies Off, and a honourable mention at Lens Culture Exposure Awards, among others) | shortlisted for the prestigious European Publishers Award for Photography with the upcoming book My Dearest Javanese Concubine | took part at the renowned PhotoVoice Auction in London | has exhibited throughout Europe and has taken part in numerous art fairs and collective exhibitions. 

DEBUTS VOL. 1 @ doc! #27/28

The first part of presentation with selected images by photographers featured in DEBUTS album (edition 2014), including Mateusz Baj, Magdalena Borowiec, Tomasz Laptaszynski, and Olga Swiatecka.

DEBUTS 2015 jury – Regina Maria Anzenberger

© Regina Maria Anzenberger

© Regina Maria Anzenberger

Regina Maria Anzenberger – based in Vienna (Austria) | artist, curator, founder, and director of the AnzenbergerAgency (est. 1989) and owner of the AnzenbergerGallery (est. 2002) and bookshop (est. 2011) | director of the ViennaPhotoBookFestival | member of the Nominating Committee of the Joop Swart Masterclass and the Prix Pictet | curator of many exhibitions and editor of books like 22 Photographers (Edition Stemmle, 1997), Austrian Documentary Photography and Ferdinand Schmutzer – A Photographic Discovery (Photographers International Taiwan, 1999 and 2004), east (moser Verlag, 2008), west (Kehrer Verlag, 2009), Ferdinand Schmutzer – Photographic Works 1894-1928 (moser Verlag, 2008) | her artistic works include publications like Philodendron (exhibition catalogue with paintings, drawings and B&W photographs, 2006), books like All about Golf, The Dog Shakeera (AnzenbergerGallery, 2010), and My Golf Diary (AnzenbergerGallery, 2011), series Extended (2012), and Bond – mixed media of photography, ink, and found objects (2014).




Second edition of DEBUTS started! 

If you are emerging Polish photographer who debuted* between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2014, then take part in the second edition of DEBUTS!

All portfolios will be evaluated by international jury (Regina Maria Anzenberger, Luca Desienna, Ron Haviv, Grzegorz Kosmala, and Francesco Zizola) who will decide which photographer should be invited to the book.

There is no entry fee! However, if invited to the book, you will participate in printing cost (PLN 450). Thanks to this contribution you will receive:
-> 2 copies of DEBUTS 2015
-> a promotion in doc! photo magazine or contra doc!
-> a group exhibition during the 2015 Lodz Fotofestiwal
-> a book mailing to the world’s top 100 institutions operating in the photography

DEADLINE: February 28, 2015 at 11:59 PM CET

Don’t wait to long! Send your portfolio to NOW!

For more details go to DEBUTS!