Patryk Karbowski

Born in 1989. Graduated from the Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź (M.A. in Photography at the Film and TV Direction Department). He is mainly interested in the documentary photography which he uses to describe social phenomena, present in the the reality surrounding him. His works have been awarded many times (e.g. finalist of the Magnum Expression Award, Photolucida Critical Mass, Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholarship and New York Photo Festival) and exhibited at various festivals in Poland and abroad (Fotofestiwal in Łódź, Encontros da Imagem Braga, Kolga Tbilisi Photo). He currently works as a lecturer at the Academy of Photography in Warsaw.

Heating Plant, 2014

Heating Plant, 2014

Town Hall, 2013

Town Hall, 2013

Town Festival, 2014

Town Festival, 2014

Halfway

A middle-sized city in the center of Poland, halfway between the mountains and the Baltic Sea. Neither rich, nor poor, with a typical history of a region’s industrial capital which blossomed in the time of state socialism and lost that position after 1989. Such places evolve in a very special way. With advancements in technology and funds from the European Union, the look of both the city and the people has been changing. But still, both remain a medley of the past they come from and the effects of modernization, influenced by the local mentality. A halfway state, in between present and past, between east and west, between here and now.

Carnival Ball, 2012

Carnival Ball, 2012

Local TV, 2012

Local TV, 2012

Bus Stop, 2013

Bus Stop, 2013

Gaming Championships, 2014

Gaming Championships, 2014

Hotel Garden, 2013

Hotel Garden, 2013

Cultural Centre, 2013

Cultural Centre, 2013

New Road, 2015

New Road, 2015

Block of Flats, 2014

Block of Flats, 2014

To view more of Patryk’s work please visit his website.



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