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.
Title: Black Sea of Concrete 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 [...]
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)
05.02.2013 Now it’s official – Sputnik photographers Rafal Milach and Agnieszka Rayss shortlisted in Sony World Photography Awards!
17.01.2013 Rafal Milach among grantees of Magnum Emergency Found.
6-8.12.2012 Sputnik Photos at the ROOKIE Art Book Fair in Poznan.
6.12.2012 Our books “Distant Place” (Sputnik Photos), “In the Car with R” (Rafał Milach) and “Brutal” (Michał Łuczak) among the best books of 2012 in the photo-eye Magazine review.
12.5.2012 Jan Brykczyński and his “Primeval Forest” (“Stand By”) receives special mention at the Lens Culture International Expression Awards.
27.11.2012 Presentation and meeting with the authors of the “Stand By” project at the Modern Art Museum in Warsaw.
11.11.2012 Rafał Milach’s book “7 Rooms” among the top 30 books at the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photo Book Award 2012.
11.10.2012 Month of Photography in Bratislava – “7 Rooms” (Rafał Milach) and “Stand By” (Sputnik Photos) chosen as the best photo books of 2012 in Central and Eastern Europe. “Distant Place” (Sputnik Photos) receives honourable mention.
11.10.2012 Month of Photography in Bratislava – Jan Brykczyński wins the portfolio review.
11.5.2012 Opening of Rafał Milach’s “7 Rooms” exhibition at the Noorderlicht Gallery, Groningen, the Netherlands.
11.2.2012 Opening of the exhibition “U” at the Kavaleridze Museum in Kiev during the KievFotoCom festival.
25.09.2012 Sputnik’s new publication – newspaper No. 1 – premieres with photographs by workshop participants and “Stand By” behind the scenes.
09.1.2012 Teaser of “Stand By” exhibition at the Villa Sokrates in Krynki.
25.07.2012 The project “Distant Place” has its own website: http://www.512.kopernik.org.pl/
07.5.2012 Vernissage of “Distant Place” at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw.
06.2.2012 Vernissage of “U” at the Gdansk Gallery of Photography.
25.05.2012 Opening of the exhibition “7 Rooms” by Rafał Milach at CO Berlin / Germany.
16.05.2012 Grand Press Photo Award for Jan Brykczyński and Agnieszka Rayss for stories from the “Stand By” project.
14.05.2012 Presentation of the “Stand By” project at the European Humanities University in Vilnius.
05.11.2012 Premiere book launch of “Stand By” at the Fotofestiwal in Lodz.
27.04.2012 Third place for Jan Brykczynski in the Sony World Photography Award 2012 competition for his story from Iceland.
25.04.2012 “IS(not)” exhibition at the Sirius Art Center in Cobh, Ireland.
16.04.2012 Sputnik Photos launches a first edition of spring workshop in Warsaw.
25.02.2012 “7 Rooms” by Rafal Milach chosen as the best Photography Book at the 69th Pictures of the Year International competition.
24.02.2012 Rafał Milach’s “7 Rooms” exhibition opens at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art / Warsaw, Poland.
02.11.2012 / Agnieszka Rayss receives an award in the 69th Pictures of the Year International competition.
Warsaw, the Vistula River. I photographed a process without which life in the city would be impossible. We draw water from beneath the Vistula and return it to the river. These places are seldom seen. It is the machinery of the river which we try to conceal and not to look at. It’s a mysterious [...]
There is a wild forest in the center of Warsaw. Together with the Vistula, it divides the city into two parts. It looks like a no-man’s land. But just beyond the first line of trees, there is a different world, opposed to city life.
In 2012, the major Polish river, the Vistula, dropped to its lowest level in history. The story investigates the 30 km Warsaw part of the river. All the objects, people and places are linked to what is hidden underwater or below the river surface.
The golden era of the Vistula River is long passed. There is no more need to monitor river traffic or to deepen its channels and clear it of debris. The signals and signposts have all disappeared. Times have changed, and the golden era for people closely tied to the Vistula, like Bogdan, a push-boat mechanic, [...]
The Vistula bank is my photography studio. I invite Varsovians there to take their portraits, using the natural scenery as a backdrop. The models’ age, educational background and nationality are of no interest to me, like in a photographer’s studio when a client walks in. The photographer doesn’t know too much about him, and neither [...]
Stand By (2011-2012) Seven Sputnik photographers went to Belarus to see what was hidden behind the statement “the last dictatorship in Europe”. Slowly, layer by layer, they filtered Belarus and discovered it for themselves. The project, during which the material of the book was compiled, went on for two years. During this time the photographers [...]
Sasha and I were sitting by a tiled stove, it was very dark. Sasha was talking about the Belarusian soul, about how it was rooted in the Soviet Union and how it was hard to find people who were aware of their roots. Travelling to Belarus, I wanted to understand what type of soul Sasha [...]
The Belovezhskaya Pushcha in Belarus is an ancient woodland, the last primeval forest in Europe. It has its special place in the history of the country, and is deeply rooted in Belorussian folklore. I wanted to examine the complex human relationship with nature in communities situated closest to the Belovezhskaya Pushcha. I was primarily interested [...]
The “Goodbye, Motherland” project explores the attitude to WWII in Belarus. Belarus has only one ideology – war ideology. Belarus Independence Day is the day when the capital was freed from the Nazi occupation. The main streets in the capital are named after war heroes, which is around 30% of all streets names. The latest [...]
I was portraying women – veterans of the Second World War. I was inspired by Svetlana Alekseyevich’s book War’s Unwomanly Face. The heroines of my story were all active participants of the war. They are “Heroes of the Nation”. All these women of different nationalities were fighting in World War II for their homeland. The [...]
They are the best of the best. The winners of national and local contests. They are proof that everything goes well. They are the pride of the nation. They are the image the authorities give to society.
“Homeland” explores the Belorussian community in New York. Objects of the past, favorite present places as well as future goals tell us the stories of individuals from different backgrounds and of different ages, who all share the wish for a more free and prosperous life.