Wojciech Prażmowski was born in 1949 in Częstochowa, Poland. He began working as a photographer in 1968 and participated in the National Exhibition of Fine Art Photography in Czestochowa. In 1975 he graduated from the Skola Vytvarnej Fotografie in Brno, Czech Republic, and from the National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in tsidi, Poland. To date, he has participated in over 300 photographic exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Praimowski has been a member of the Association of Polish Artists Photographers (ZPAF) since 1977. Initially involved in metaphorical photography, with elements of conceptualism, he later produced,photo-ob-jects: His works are held in the collections of the tocii Art Museum, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, The National Museum in Warsaw, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
“Miłosz: From Around Here” is a project created by Wojciech Prażmowski, implemented under Ministry of Culture and National Heritage “Milosz 201 presenting places connected to the life and work of Czeslaw Milosz.The project is an imaginary journey, following the Master’s footsteps after, important for the poet, places in Poland and Lithuania. The author of the exhibition travelled over 7000 kilometres in Lithuania and Suwalki region, made nearly 3000 photographs, visiting dozens of towns and places in Poland and Lithuania: among others : Babance, Wigry, Rachelany, but above all Vilnius…Wiwulskiego street, Bernardi ne Alley, KrOlewska street, etc.. etc.
The idea of the exhibition is the intermingling of cultures and “from around here” belief. When Milosz is in Berkeley- he’s local when in Krakow – he’s loc’ and in Lithuania – as well. The importance of this exhibition is Milosz’s poetry which is and will be time-less, to taste- from Tomaszow, to Klaipeda and Sydney. Working on the exhibition – Prazmowski – often deliberately sought to unify he images, almost to symmetrical combinations.