The andel’s Hotel Kraków and Warimpex Finanz- und Beteiligungs AG cordially invite you to the DEBUTS photo show, held as part of the Kraków Photo Fringe 2016 festival
Opening reception at the andel’s Hotel Kraków, ul. Pawia 3 on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 from 8pm
The exhibition will be running through May 16th to June 12th, at the andel’s Hotel Kraków main lobby on the 1st floor as part of the ANDEL’S PHOTO series.
DEBUTS is the Poland’s first complex initiative which goal is to promote the most talented, emerging Polish photographers. The project is based on portfolio review done by international jury consisting of photographers, editors and gallerists. The results of the project are presented in special book (distributed among the world’s top 100 institutions dealing with photography) and at exhibition, which is presented only during photographic events. The exhibition is a kind of guide to what is happening in the Polish photography. These 55 photographers, selected from 167, still have a lot to do. They are still searching, though many of them can already be said to represent conscious and thoughtful photography. However, regardless of their skills, their photographs cannot be ignored. Whether it be a record of everyday life, fashion or creative photography – it is always intriguing, sometimes mocking, and occasionally even iconoclastic. Their photographs result from an inner need to take them, and not from coercion. They are made without inflation, sparing in their means of expression, almost ascetic. They make us slow down, reflect, and think. They are not photos that merely want to show or introduce something; photographs we soon forget. They absorb with their composition, drive the imagination, free the thoughts. „The current state of photography in the world is in great turmoil. From reportage to fashion and beyond, the abundance of imagery is creating new thought patterns by pushing and pulling the level of greatness to places it’s never been before. Looking at the work of some of Poland’s newest photographers, it is obvious that these issues exist as well. Here we see moments of exceptional photography pushing the limits in visual voice and style across the genres of photography. It is most heartening to see the new generation of photographers coming from Poland to help us find our way today.” (Ron Haviv, VII Photo)
Photographers: Dariusz Bareya, Marta Berens, Paweł Biedrzycki, Alicja Bloch, Paweł Bogumił, Tomasz Böhm, Kinga Brocka, Michał Czech, Katarzyna Dybowska, Katarzyna Gasińska, Mateusz Grybczyński, Mateusz Grymek, Klaudyna Hady, Nadia Issa, Weronika Izdebska, Jadwiga Janowska, Adrian Jaszczak, Mateusz Jaźwiecki, Klaudia Kaczmarczyk, Tomasz Kajszczarek, Arkadiusz Kikulski, Dominika Komowska, Antonina Konopelska, Yulia Krivich, Monika Krzyszkowska, Wiktor Kubiak, Piotr Kutolowski, Mateusz Leźnicki, Paulina Maciejewska, Katarzyna Maluga, Katarzyna Mazur, Marcin Minasowicz, Marcin Mirosławski, Kuba Mozolewski, Maria Nowakowska, Konstancja Nowina Konopka, Karolina Nowosielska, Anna Osetek, Karol Pantelewicz, Justyna Płaczkiewicz, Marta Pociecha, Kaja Rata, Małgorzata Sajur, Jakub Stanek, Maciej Świstek, Magdalena Świtek, Natalia Szemis, Marta Szewczyk, Paweł Tkaczyk, Magdalena Toborowicz-Kuranda, Weronika Tyrpa, Łukasz Ułanowski, Marcin Urbanowicz, Paweł Wieczorek and Dawid Żuchowicz.
Jurors of the second edition of DEBUTS: Regina Maria Anzenberger (A), Luca Desienna (GB), Ron Haviv (USA), Grzegorz Kosmala (PL) and Francesco Zizola (I)