Kacper Kowalski, the last year’s 2009 World Press Photo Award winner, was born in 1977 in Gdansk, Poland. With a degree in architecture and a paragliding instructor’s licence, as a photographer he specializes in aerial photography. He has received numerous awards and honourable mentions in the most important Polish and international photography contests: World Press Photo, Nikon Photo Contest International, Grand Press Photo, National Geographic, Pilsner Urquell International Photography Award (IPA), Sony Worlds Photography Awards. The bird’s eye view-perspective on Kacper’s pictures gives an extraordinary context to the classic themes, such as nature, civilization, industry. Both a pilot and a photographer, he has unique control over each shot. As a result, he is able to capture previously unseen patterns, regularities and asymmetries ordinarily inaccessible from the ground cityscapes. www.kacperkowalski.pl


FORUM Polish Photographers Agency
has been established on the Polish press and publishers market since 1994. It cooperates with over four hundred authors capturing the cultural, social and political life in Poland. The agency supplies with pictures over sixty international press agencies, such as Reuters, DPA or Itar-Tass. Amoung FORUM’s customers there are main Polish daily newspapers, weekly opinion magazines, lifestyle and women’s magazines and numerous foreign press titles. The agency cooperates with book publishing houses, TV-broadcasters, Internet portals and advertising agencies. FORUM has also published and co-written the three-volume „ Księga Listów PRL-u” (Book of letters from the Polish People’s Republic), and two photography books: “Warszawa. Ballada o okaleczonym mieście” (Warsaw. A ballad on a hurt city) and “Flood”. The latter was awarded in 1998 by the Polish Book Publishers’ Society in the category “The most beautiful book of the year 1997”. www.forum.com.pl


Concept of the exhibition: Jarek Stachowicz

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Karolina Skraba
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