zdjęcie dla Vistuli K.Gębarowska

KATARZYNA GĘBAROWSKA

Photographer, exhibitions curator, cultural animator, founder of the Farbiarnia Gallery, director of the 1st International Festival of Analog Photography Lovers — VINTAGE PHOTO FESTIVAL. She studied photography at Lodz Film School and Gender Studies and English Philology at Humboldt University in Berlin. A graduate of “Polish and International Art Market” at the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula. She created “FARBIARNIA” http://farbiarnia.org – fine-art photography studio and gallery of fine-art photography in her hometown The City of Bydgoszcz. “Farbiarnia” for Photographers is what literary cafe for writers – a natural creative environment that includes: photographic studio, art gallery, vernissage cafe, workshop space and publishing house. Scholarship-holder of the Mayor of The City of Bydgoszcz and The Marshall of the Kujavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship for people involved in artistic creativity and the dissemination of culture.

MARIA TERESA SALVATI

Founder and Editor-in-chief at Slideluck Editorial Personal Branding Consultant and Teacher Founder and editor-in-chief at Slideluck Editorial: an online platform for contemporary photography and multimedia. The platform launches biennial open calls and global tours on themes dealing with important social and cultural issues. Maria Teresa Salvati is a personal branding consultant and teacher. She helps emerging and established photographers and visual artists to find their “spot of beauty” and vision, explore, define and communicate their identity via the most appropriate communication channels (i.e. social media). The objective is to facilitate the identification and definition of the student’s inner voice and personal motivation that will inform their own uniqueness on which the identity is built. Based in Bari (Puglia), she teaches in at F.Project School of Photography and Cinematography Bari; at IED Roma and Officine Fotografiche; she’s also guest lecturer at the London College of Communication (LCC) and UWE Bristol; and works as one-to-one consultant with photographers around the world. Contributing writer at GUP Magazine.

ADAM MAZUR

Polish critic, art historian and an americanist, editor-in-chef of the “Shum” Magazine. He worked as a curator at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. He is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, the Academy of Photography in Warsaw, the University of Arts in Poznan and for Museum Curatorial Studies at the Jagiellonian University. Former editor-in-chef of the “Obieg” Magazine. Member of the Association of Art Historians. Along with Lukasz Gorczyca runs polishphotobook.tumblr.com

PAWEŁ ŻAK

Paweł studied social science at the Warsaw University. He is also a graduate of the Media Communication Faculty at Poznań Fine Arts Academy. He lectures photography at the Faculty of Journalism at the Warsaw University and at Higher Study of Photography ZPAF as well. Paweł is also a member of the Polish Photographers Association since 1995 and a laureate of Prix de la Lumierre at the European Photography Contest-Vevey in Switzerland, 1998. In his work, we can distinguish two movements: one of the creational and symbolic photography and the second of the minimalistic compositions that are studies of nature, mostly plants, fruits and sometimes landscape. Many of his works develop with the help of unusual copying techniques giving one of a kind prints as a result. To his most known series belong „Tales” (orig. Opowieści) and „Untitled” (orig. Bez Tytułu) — photographs of still life and flowers. Especially important was „Close Friend” (orig. Bliski Znajomy) — series of self-portraits. Works presented at the exhibition are part of a broad series that is being created since 2008 about to be published this year in a form of an album. Since 1994 Paweł has participated in several dozens of collective exhibitions. He had as many individual ones in Poland and abroad including the one at the Arles Festival in 2004. His works are part of following collections: Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, National Museum in Warsaw, Contemporary Art Centre in Warsaw, Museum of Art in Łódź and many private ones in Poland, France, Norway, Danemark, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, Great Britain, and the USA.