May 132014
 
Krakow Photomonth Festival 2014

Photographs launched into space to orbit the Earth for billions of years, photographic investigations of the skulls of long-dead Nazis, the aesthetics of crime scene and spiritualist images, and the consequences of cataloguing the entirety of the New York Public Library – just a few of the themes in this year’s Krakow Photomonth Festival. From the Signs of a Struggle series, 2001–2002 © Clare Strand & the Victoria & Albert Museum Now in its twelfth year, Photomonth has established itself as one of the highlights of Krakow’s cultural calendar. Titled Re:Search, the main programme of this edition investigates the relationship between photography and knowledge. Nine exhibitions focus on different ways in which photography is pressed into the service, or disservice, of establishing facts. Untitled 3, from the series I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman, 2014. Polaroid © Irena Kalicka. Photomonth’s organisers, the Foundation for Visual Arts (Fundacja Sztuk Wizualnych), are doing things a […]

Apr 222014
 
  The Photography of Weronika Kosińska

The cover photo for the April issue is by Weronika Kosińska, a supremely talented Cracovian fashion and beauty photographer who is making a name for herself in Poland and internationally. We spoke to Weronika about her work. … Krakow Post: You work mostly in fashion and beauty photography. What drew you to this area? Weronika Kosińska: Women, simply. They are amazing creatures –very beautiful and mysterious. And it always surprises me how much they can change in every shoot. KP: Fashion and beauty means working with make-up artists, hair stylists and fashion stylists. Do you have a regular team? WK: Yes, there are some people I work with often, like Kinga and Radek from this shoot. Creating something with people I know well – friends – is great and always means having a wonderful time. KP: Where do you find your models? Have you ever discovered a supermodel? WK: I keep my eyes wide open and try not […]

Jan 222014
 
Art at Home: Krakow's Olympia Gallery

American choreographer and Renaissance woman, Twyla Tharp, once said: “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” For Olympia Maciejewska, the quote could not be more appropriate – she has opened the latest incarnation of the Olympia Gallery in her house…

May 162013
 
Krakow Photography Group

With Krakow Photomonth straddling this and next month, now is the perfect time to introduce the Krakow Photography Group. Created by David McGirr, the Krakow Post’s Managing Director and resident photographer, the Krakow Photography Group is a recently established forum…

May 112013
 
Krakow Photomonth Festival 2013

Krakow is an impressively photogenic city that also happens to host one of the major photography events in Europe – Krakow Photomonth. The festival has grown from humble beginnings in 2002 and now attracts major exhibitions from world famous practitioners…

Jan 112013
 
The Art of John Mann

I like to go places and make things,” says John Mann, helpfully suggesting a solution to how I should describe what he does. For most people with their own listing on IMDb.com, describing what they do isn’t a problem. The problem in John Mann’s case is that his credits…

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