We would like to invite you to support our artistic project in post-soviet countries of Central Asia. Twenty-five years after the fall of the USRR five Sputnik Photos photographers are setting out on a journey to five former soviet republics: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. We are interested in what is happening in the countries that [...]
TITLE: PSOPLAAINND. Mapping the blind spots. PHOTOGRAPHERS: Sputmik Photos, Nophoto TEXT BY: Sputnik Photos, Nophoto LANGUAGE OF TEXT: English ISBN: 978-83-63610-99-9 PUBLISHER: Polish Institute Madrid, Sputnik Photos, Nophoto CITY OF PUBLISHER: Madrid YEAR PUBLISHED: 2014 BINDING: Newsprint NO. OF PAGES: 48 NO. OF ILLUSTRATIONS: around 60 TRIM DIMENSIONS: 255x350mm RETAIL PRICE: 20 Euro + shipping DISTRIBUTOR: [...]
An article about Sputnik Photos in current issue of British journal of Photography.
Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. Following the vision of better future, more than one million of its inhabitants, i.e. 25 per cent, have left the country. It is this hard-earn currency flowing to Moldova from different parts of the world which helps to keep the Moldavian economy afloat. On the other side, the [...]
I was totally shocked by the anarchic attitude to architecture in Armenia. Being totally free as they are, Armenians can easily construct any building of any shape and in any place. In Yerevan, you can easily find ever newer levels being placed atop houses without any official authorisation. And this causes an incredible cacophony of [...]
Millions of women in the Soviet army fought against the fascists. They filled various posts: nurses, sappers, aviators, tankers. Some of them still children, teenage girls. The ones that still live today are around 90 years old. Their great home country no longer exists. They often live in countries which are not their place of [...]
The Yerevan gardens have a long tradition and are deeply rooted in Armenian culture. Gaining importance as a source of fresh vegetables in times of crisis and becoming more amateur nature in better times, they make these shifts every time the political and economic situation in the Caucasus changes. They connect the city’s inhabitants with [...]
For the most part, they were to be pictures of ceilings, windows – the scenery that immobile war veterans see in front of their eyes. Images they will be doomed to watch till the end of their lives. After calling Timur, who, as I had earned earlier, has no hands and legs, I knew my [...]
The charismatic president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili had a dream and a plan. For nearly a decade of his leadership, he strived to mould the Caucasian country according to western models. Georgia was to be a germ of Western thinking and civilisation in that part of the world – in the direct neighbourhood of the [...]
The scenery here is soaked with resignation. All you can do is look at the mountains and imagine you are in Scandinavia – Norway, or even Iceland. Rocky peaks and mild slopes overgrown with fine grass. Landscape green from the ground and blue from the sky. An unambiguous and stark scenery. The decisions about the [...]
The slide show of new Sputnik Photos project will be presented at 12 AM, 25th of September in Zaklad, Warsaw (ul. Lubelska 30/32).
BOOK / BOIKO by Jan Brykczyński 550 copies including 50 special edition hard cover dimentions: 23cm x 21cm 46 pages, 37 photos photographs: Jan Brykczyński main language: English text: by Taras Prokhas’ko in English, Ukrainian and Polish book design: Ania Nałecka / TBD publisher: self-published ISBN 978-83-939245-0-9PUBLICATIONS / AWARDS Arles Voie Off: finalist Grand Prix Photofestiwal in Lodz: finalist [...]
From 09.8.2014 till 07.09.2014 Jan Brykczynski’s “BOIKO” will be exhibited at the Leica Gallery in Warsaw, Poland. More information here.
After a successful first and second edition we are thrilled to launch third edition of Sputnik Mentorship Programme. You can find more information HERE. Application deadline: July 31st.
We are happy to be part of official section of upcoming Photoespana 2014. “PSOPLAAINND. Mapping the Blind Spots” is a new publication and exhibition we prepare together with Spanish collective NOPHOTO. More informations here.
NO 2 : Sputnik Photos Mentoring Programme 2012/ 2013 annual publication presenting work of 10 emerging photographers. PHOTOGRAPHERS: Dominika Gęsicka, Karolina Gembara, Konstancja Nowina-Konopka , Krzysztof Racoń, Gregory Michenaud, Wiktor Dąbkowski, Kuba Bors, Marta Berens, Maciej Gapiński, Łukasz Gryko TEXT BY: Rafał Milach, Authors LANGUAGE OF TEXT: English / Polish ISBN: 978-83-927485-2-6 PUBLISHER: Sputnik Photos CITY [...]
On the 1st of march we opened our first combined show ( Stand BY, U, Distant Place, multimedia and all our books ) in Fotodok Utrecht (NL). The show is on until April 13th 2014.
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, Sputnik Photos opened 3 exhibitions in Utrecht (NL). Sputnik works are shown on the invitation of Fotodok (www.fotodok.org), which is thus inaugurate the operation of its new seat in Utrecht’s museum district. In the new Fotodok spaces Sputnik artists show three exhibitions about Central-Eastern Europe: “Stand By” – devoted to [...]
Circulation(s) festival of Young European Photography hosts our show Distant Place in beautiful industrial space. More information here.
Adam Pankuk’s “Karczeby” has been selected as “Best Photobook of the Year” for 2013 by Picture of The Year International!
Agnieszka Rayss among finalists of Fotofestiwal Grand Prix 2014 and Lens Culture Exposure Awards 2013.
STAND BY in Leica Gallery Warsaw till January 26th. Mysia 3 street, Warsaw.
This summer Sputnik organized 3 workshops for children in east Poland. This is a short summary.
hard cover 300 x 300 mm 80 pages, 23 pictures print 270 x 270 mm photos: Adam Pańczuk texts: Kazimierz Kusznierow design: Ania Nalecka / TBD publisher: self-published edition: 550 copies, including 50 collector’s copies. Awards: Magnum Expression Award 1st Honorable Mention National Geographic Photography Contest I prize in category Culture Newsweek Poland Photo Awards [...]
Adam Panczuk’s book ”Karczeby” designed by Ania Nalecka on first book shortlist of Paris Photo Aperture Photobook awards 2013. More informations here.
Sputnik Photos has been invited to Braga (Portugal). The slide show of “Stand by” project and the short movie will be presented at night projection, 26th of September at 7pm during Encontros da Imagem festival. More information here.
The Iceland in Residence project is built on artistic cooperation between Icelandic and Polish visual artists, based on joint work on a multimedia material concerning contemporary Iceland. Six photographers from Sputnik Photos, who have already been experimenting for some time with the new form, i.e. multimedia, which involves freely combining video, photography, sounds, archive materials [...]
BOOK INFO photographs by Rafal Milach 152 pages, 57 pictures, 165×203 mm, hard cover texts by Svetlana Alexievich interviews by Rafal Milach, design by Ania Nalecka / TBD Printrun: 1000 copies Publisher: Kehrer Verlag 2013 AWARDS POYi – The best photography book – winner / Missouri, USA (2012) Paris Photo / Aperture Photo Book Award [...]
After a successful first edition we are thrilled to launch second edition of Sputnik Mentorship Programme. You can find more information HERE . Application deadline: August 15th http://zaklad-sputnik.blogspot.com/2013/06/nowa-eydcja-programu-mentorskiego.html
About the man who jumped off a bridge by Rafal Milach shortlisted in first edition of The Cord Prize
Sputnik exhibition “U” in Warsztaty Kultury in Lublin. 20.07-06.08.2013
More information about the contest here.
Stand By exhibition in Szara Gallery (Cieszyn, Poland) until 31st July 2013. More nformation (polish only) here.
Distant Place awarded as a Best Art Catalog in ART BOOKS WANTED International Award 2013. You can see the book at the exhibition of finalists in B1 – Centre for contemporary design in Prague. More information here.
Jan is the Professional Commission First Prize Winner for his series on Arnes region in Iceland. As the winner he got commissioned for his project proposal on urban farming that he will realize within the next year. More information here.
Agnieszka Rayss has won first prize in Grand Press Photo contest for her story “Closed Circuit” (category “environment”). More information here.
Andrei Liankevich winner of Kolga Photokonkursi in single photo category. “Pagan” and “Goodbye, Motherland” projects among finalist in “Documentary project” and “Conceptulal project”categories. More informations here.
You can see our book among other finalists on an exhibition in Antiguo Hospital de Santa María la Rica in the city Alcalá de Henares, located just outside of Madrid. More informations here.
“Karczeby” project by Adam Panczuk will be shown 08 May 2013 – 26 May2013 during Festival ImageSingulières in Sète, France. More informations here.
76 pages, 27 pictures, 335×270 mm, hard cover printrun: 300 copies signed print: 21×26.5 cm (image size) all in clam shell blue linen box photos and texts by Rafal Milach design by Ania Nalecka / TBD publisher: self-published awards: PBN 2009 / Grand prix / New York, USA Dummy Award 2010 / shortlist / Kassel, [...]
Jan is one of 3 finalists of the Professional Commission. The results will be announced on May 15th. More informations here.
We are proud to be one of eight experts (along Martin Parr and Alec Soth) involved in curated bookshelves section within BOOKS&FOAM. Our selection of best photo-books of 2012 includes Memory of the image by Jerzy Lewczynski or James Bradley Reed’s Working Memory and few others. This is an exceptional event dedicated to photo-books that [...]
In the car with R by Rafal Milach and Huldar Breifjord among the finalists of POYi The Best Photo Book Awards. As always, with a great design by Ania Nalecka / TBD
The Spring workshop is a cycle of four meetings during which – apart from work on one’s own theme – participants will get the chance to consult their portfolios. The first edition ended with the publication of newspaper No. 1, featuring participants’ photos. More information HERE.
Sputnik has been awarded an EEA/Norwegian Mechanism Grant to do work on Iceland again. For the next 2 years we are going to work on short documentary films. More details HERE
Our publications on meta-list of best photobooks of 2012 (Distant Place, Brutal, In the car with R)
Photographers: Jan Brykczynski, Manca Juvan, Andrei Liankevich , Justyna Mielnikiewicz, Rafal Milach, Adam Panczuk, Agnieszka Rayss Text by: Victor Martinovich Design: Ania Nalecka / TBD Language of text: English / Belorussian ISBN: 978-83-927485-5-7 Publisher: Sputnik Photos City of publisher: Warsaw Year published: 2012 Binding: hard cover No. Of pages: 160 No. Of illustrations: 123 Type [...]
This publication is dedicated to young Polish photography. First issue of magazine features the work of 10 photographers who took part in Sputnik Spring workshop. Additionally you will find an interview with Sputnik photographer Andrei Liankevich about Stand BY project. Print run: 700, pages:16, size:340x470mm
Photographers: Kids, workshop particpants Text by: Kuba Dąbrowski Editor / curator: Andrzej Kramarz Designer: Ania Nałęcka / Tapir Book Design Language of text: Polish and English ISBN: 978-83-927485-4-0 Publisher: Sputnik Photos Print run: 600 Year published: 2011 Binding: soft No. Of pages: 308 No. Of illustrations: 335 Type of illustrations: 4 color photos Trim dimensions: [...]
05.02.2013 Now it’s official – Sputnik photographers Rafal Milach and Agnieszka Rayss shortlisted in Sony World Photography Awards!