“Never Again” na Wachlarz 2017

Works of Magdalena Chodownik and Marcin Zaborowski consists of the series of photographies / reflections on the biggest history conflicts.  Photographers using the double exposure on the one hand recall the events of the past, the world screaming “Never again,” and on the other - they relate to current events of a similar character, which once again take place, though they were not to repeat themselves … never more.

”- Double exposures are two overlapping images that together form another dimension of the subject. The pictures are in spite of the different places and history behind them. After their combination, it turns out that physically distant events actually have a lot in common. This modern form also leaves plenty of room for imagination for both the viewer and the author.: - says photographer Marcin Zaborowski.

And so Zaborowski’s photographies describe the tragic events in Burma and the pogroms of the Burmese Muslims, while the works by Magdalena Chodownik call up historical events.

”- Our double exposure form allows you to place individual frames in a wider context. By “broader” I mean temporal, historical as well as territorial. Conflicts, wars, the search for shelter are unhappiness, which in history is repeated systematically. The reference to current events to those of the past shows the sad truth about the fact that little has been learned from these experiences” - says Magda Chodownik.

The exhibition “Never Again” is supposed to spark reflections on past conflicts in the context of current events that the world continues to allow.

Works will be available at the exhibition during the Wachlarz Festival in Wroclaw.

Unregistered - wystawa w Krakowie

I’m pleased to inform, that my work of Rohingya refugee will be exhibited at the ceremony of the Prize of Sérgio Vieira de Mello, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2002-2003).

The Polish Prize of Sérgio Vieira de Mello is awarded to to individuals and non-governmental organizations for their efforts to peaceful coexistence and cooperation of communities, religions and cultures. Among the previous awarded guests were Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the Jewish Culture Festival, Maryna Hulia and many other people and institutions.

“Sergio Vieira de Mello was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1948. He obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Humanities at the Sorbonne University in Paris. He devoted almost whole his life to work for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and since 1969 participated in humanitarian and peace missions in Bangladesh, Sudan, Cyprus, Mozambique and Peru. In 1981, he became senior political adviser to the UN Interim Force in Lebanon. Between 1983 and 1991, he held highest positions in UNHCR in Geneva and countries under UN protection. As Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, he performed duties of the Director for Repatriation for the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC). He was the head of United Nations Protection Force in former Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR). In 1996 he was appointed Assistant of the UN Secretary-General and Assistant of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. As Special Envoy for the UN Secretary-General, he was Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Great Lakes in Africa. Two years later, in New York, he became UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affa­irs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. He was Special Envoy for the UN Secretary-General in Kosovo (1999) and later he became the head of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) in years 1999-2002. On 12 September 2002, Sergio Vieira de Mello was appointed as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. In June 2003, as Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, he started four months long negotiating mission to Iraq. He was killed on 19 August 2003 in terrorist bombing of the UN seat in Baghdad.” (source: villa.org.pl).

Team fotografów NG

 National Geographic Polska writes about successes of their photographers! Congratulations to Paweł Młodkowski (honorable mentioned in Moscow International Foto Awards - MIFA 2016), Mikołaj Nowacki (published story and interview about protecting wildlife of the Odra River) and me, for honorable mention in Moscow International Foto Awards - MIFA 2016. Congrats to all my colleagues from NG Team.

Please, follow the link to official site here, for more informations.

Wsparcie Canon Polska

I’m really happy that once again Canon Polska will support my project with the best quality primary lenses, body and camera.

In my travel bag you will find Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, lenses 24mm f/1.4L II USM, 35mm f/1.4L II USM, 50mm f/1.2L USM, 135mm f/2.0L USM and camera XF 205!!!

MIFA 2016 - wyróżnienie

I’m happy to inform you that my photography of cat sitting on the ramp is honorable mentioned in Moscow International Foto Awards - MIFA 2016! MIFA received thousands of great images from 85 different countries.

This time new category - Nature - Pets. Congratulations to the all winners and honorable mentioned photographers, especially to my colleague from National Geographic Polska Team - Paweł Młodkowski.

Rohingjowie na Angkor Photofestival

I’m really proud to announce that my story about Rohingya refugees was choosen for 12th programm of Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops in Siem Reab in Cambodia. So it looks like I’m going to Cambodia on December!

About the festival

The longest-running photography event in Southeast Asia, the Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops is a free international platform and educational resource for established and emerging photographers. Our organisation remains strongly committed to nurturing and promoting young Asian talent, and encouraging the development of photography in the region. 

Over the past decade, it has been rewarding for us to play a role in ushering some of the region’s best photographers onto the international stage, creating greater exposure for their work and the issues they cover.

Our discoveries of both new and classic works are shared through evening projections and exhibitions, and the informal nature of our programme creates a welcoming atmosphere where open exchange thrives.

Look for the official site of festival.

Konkurs “Rozwój w obiektywie” - jury

On October 2, launched new photo contest “Development in Lens”, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Geographic Polska. This time I will have the pleasure to sit among the jury, which consists:

Martyna Wojciechowska (Editor-in-chief of National Geographic Polska and the Traveler), Marcin Zaborowski (Photographer), Agnieszka Franus (Deputy Editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler), and also representatives of the Department of Development Cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Miroslaw Sycz (Deputy Director), Janina Moryc (Head of Department Social Communication) and Monica Karpuk - Szondi (Senior Specialist. coordination of promotional events)

You can start in three categories like “Democracy and human rights in development’, “Education and Entrepreneurship key to a better life”, “The impact of the natural environment on human life”.

Detailed information on the contest page.

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