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Viktoryia Tan / Solidarity Art Residence

I am a Belarusian artist, a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Belarusian State University and the Faculty of Graphics and Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts. E. Geppert in Wrocław. In my artistic practice, I deal with the topics of nostalgia, emigration and memory. I use various media of contemporary […]

Swiatłana Stankiewicz / Solidarity Art Residence

I am a graduate of the Faculty of Journalism in Minsk and a student of the “Photographica” Academy in St. Petersburg and a Gaude Polonia scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland. I work as a journalist. I deal with documentary and conceptual photography, I focus on the topic of […]

Pavel Kritchko / Solidarity Art Residence

I am a part time civil engineer and commercial photographer from Belarus. Before May 2020 I photographed mostly weddings, events and families travelling around Europe.  I turned my life and career upside down and became a volunteer photographer for Viktar Babaryka’s team during the presidential elections in Belarus.  I was like a “family photographer” for […]

Ihar Hancharuk / Solidarity Art Residence

I am a documentary photographer and visual artist, I work with photography, video and modern digital archives. I am a philologist and polyglot by education. I focus on projects related to national and private identity, collective memory, global contemporaneity and the impact of the media on the world. After the events in Belarus in 2020, […]

Solidarity Art Residence

“Solidarity Art Residence” was an opportunity for Belarusian visual artists to stay in Warsaw and cooperate with Sputnik Photos photographers as a gesture of solidarity with the artistic milieu in a situation where it was impossible to create due to the political situation in the country. Space and time were given to four artists selected […]

Солидарная арт-резиденция Sputnik Photos

Sputnik Photos вместе с партнерскими организациями приглашаетбеларуских художниц и художников на арт-резиденцию в Варшаве в рамках проекта солидарности. Программа резиденции реализована в рамках конкурса RAZAM-RAZEM-ZUZAM, организованный Фондом польско-немецкого сотрудничества. Фонд при финансовой поддержке Министерства иностранных дел Федеративной Республики Германия в рамках программы “Поддержка сотрудничества с гражданским обществом в странах Восточного партнерства и России”.Из присланных заявок, […]

New book / Agnieszka Rayss “From the Notes of a Collector / Z zapisków kolekcjonera ”

From the Notes of a Collector / Z zapisków kolekcjonera Photos: Agnieszka RayssText: Monika SadowskaTranslation: Alasdair CullenDesigner: Grupa ProjektorLanguages: Polish and EnglishISBN 978-83-956367-0-7Print run: 150 copies, numberedPublisher: Sputnik PhotosCity of publisher: WarsawYear published: 2019Binding: cardboard envelope, 19 separete pages/ cards and separate leaflets with text (8 pages)No. of illustrations: 21Type of illustrations: 4 color photosDimensions: […]


Wystawa DRGANIA autorstwa Rafała Milacha w Galerii Studio i Archiwum Protestów Publicznych w ramach cyklu Polska – Stan Badań. Wystawa otwarta do 02.02.2020

New project: PULSE

The project implemented in 2019 in Warsaw by Sputnik Photos explores the contemporary identity of the capital, taking into account its history through a series of activities for city residents coming out of the medium of photography. We will be particularly interested in examining the pulse of today’s capital in places that are distant from […]

Exhibition / Lost Territories. PALIMPSEST LTA (10)

New exhibition  Lost Territories. PALIMPSEST (LTA 10) at Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto, Canada. Till 31st of May our specially prepared public installation is to see in Brookfield Place, Toronto. More information here.

Workshop: Sputnik Photos Mentoring Programme goes international!

This year we decided to launch for the first time, our mentoring programme for foreign students. The workshop will be led in english by the mentors: Jan Brykczyński, Karolina Gembara, Michał Łuczak, Adam Pańczuk, Agnieszka Rayss and guests. You can apply right now. We wait for you till the 15th of June. More details and […]

Exhibition / The Geometry of Imagination at GGM Gallery in Gdansk, PL

Sputnik Photos in collaboration with Hungarian artist Peter Puklus and Tomasz Szerszeń. On view till April 6th.

Workshop: Fabulous Failures – the photo workshop by Erik Kessels.

Sputnik Photos invites for a workshop by Erik Kessels. More information here.

Award: Rafał Milach nominated to Paszporty Polityki

Rafał Milach has been shortlisted to Polityka magazine Passport Awards 2018 (Paszporty Polityki) in category Visual Arts. We keep fingers crossed. More information HERE

Exhibition: ‘Geometry of Imagination’ at Mai Mano House.

‘Geometry of Imagination’ is a collaboration between Sputnik Photos photographers and a Hungarian artists Peter Puklus. Exhibited at Mai Mano House in Budapest, the new work refers to the Polish avant-garde movement of the 20s and 30s of the XX century and it explores the socio-political problems of today’s Europe. On view until 7th October. […]

Print: Lost Territories Archive: DELO ( LTA8)

We have prepared a special file for the Lost Territories Archive (LTA 8) exhibition within RIBOCA. You can find it at the Morbergs Residency. The exhibition is on view till October 28th

Exhibition: Lost Territotires Archive (LTA 9) at RIBOCA

Lost Territories Archive is currently on view ( till October 28th) within Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA). LTA(8) at the Former Biological Faculty 

Book / This Is Where the End of Cities Begins by Agnieszka Rayss

This Is Where the End of Cities Begins / Tu się zaczyna koniec miast soft cover 198 x 310 m 80 pages 34 pictures print 198 x 310 mm photos: Agnieszka Rayss text: Filip Springer design: Ania Nalecka / TBD edition: 350 copies, including 25 special edition copies publisher: Sputnik Photos ISBN: 978-83-941826-1-8 Donation is […]

Exhibition / HUNTER by Sputnik Photos and Sputnik Mentoring Program on Format Festival in Derby

“HUNTER” a collective show by Sputnik Photographers and Sputnik Mentoring Program Students curated by Michal Luczak is part of this year Format Festival in Derby UK. The exhibition at Derby Museum and Art Gallery features Sputnik Photos artists Jan Brykczyński, Rafał Milach, Agnieszka Rayss, Adam Pańczuk, Michał Łuczak, and Andrei Liankievich; and from the Sputnik […]

Book / Distant Place

Photographers: Jan Brykczynski, Michal Luczak, Rafal Milach, Adam Panczuk, Agnieszka Rayss Editor: Barbara Stauss Designer: Ania Nałęcka / Tapir Book Design Language of text: English / Polish Publisher: Centrum Nauki Kopernik Print run: 1000 City of publisher: Warsaw Year published: 2012 Binding: box 245 × 300 mm of 5 photo books of different form and size + […]

Exhibition / PSOPLAAINND. Mapping the Blind Spots – Photoespana 2014

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.

Exhibition / Sputnik Photos in FOTODOK Utrecht

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.

Exhibition / Sputnik in FOTODOK (NL) – opening

On Saturday, March 1, 2014, Sputnik Photos opened 3 exhibitions in Utrecht (NL). Sputnik works are shown on the invitation of Fotodok (, 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 […]

Exhibition / Distand Place on Circulation(s) festival in Paris,

Circulation(s) festival of Young European Photography hosts our show Distant Place in beautiful industrial space. More information here.

Award / Rafal Milach shortlisted in THE CORD PRIZE

About the man who jumped off a bridge by Rafal Milach shortlisted in first edition of The Cord Prize

Award / Distant place – Polish Photographic Publication of the Year 2013!

More information about the contest here.

Award / Distant Place awarded in ART BOOKS WANTED!

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.

Award / Agnieszka Rayss among the winners of Grand Press Photo

Agnieszka Rayss has won first prize in Grand Press Photo contest for her story “Closed Circuit” (category “environment”). More information here.

Award / DISTANT PLACE among the finalists of Best Photography Book of the Year on PHE13

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.

Shortlist / Distant Place book on meta-list of Photobooks 2012

Our publications on meta-list of best photobooks of 2012 (Distant Place, Brutal, In the car with R)

Shortlist / Our books on top list 2012

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.

Award / Sputnik awarded for Books in Bratislava

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.

Distant Place website

25.07.2012 The project “Distant Place” has its own website:

Exhibition / Distant Place in Pavilion 512 / Warsaw

07.5.2012 Vernissage of “Distant Place” at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw.

Feature / Distant Place / Closed circuit by Agnieszka Rayss

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 […]

Feature / Distant Place / Ecosystem by Michal Luczak

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.

Feature / Distant Place / About the man who jumped off a bridge by Rafal Milach

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.

Feature / Distant Place / Mission completed by Jan Brykczynski

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, […]

Feature / Distant Place / Studio Vistula by Adam Panczuk

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 […]