The earliest photographs that I have the pleasure of presenting at this exhibition were taken during movie courses in Moscow in 2005.
Marcin Sauter

Born on August 28th, 1971, in Bydgoszcz.

Studied photography in the National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź. 1994 – 1998 worked as a photojournalist for Gazeta Wyborcza. He is a member of the Union of Polish Art Photographers. In 2005 finished the Documentary Course in the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. He organizes one year courses for high – school pupils and students at Andrzej Wajda School, titled “Movie Kindergarten”. Since 2005, he’s been making documentaries, as the director and the cameraman. Since 2000 he’s been cooperating with Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz, as a still photographer. member of the Zespół Filmowy Paladino.

Author of 13 individual exhibition. The latest exhibition: “Kawałki ¦wiata” (Pieces of the world) was presented at the Arsenal Gallery in Wrocław. He participated in photo exhibition in numerous Polish and European cities. Winner of an artistic grant from the President of the City of Bydgoszcz in 2005. Winner in the “Artist of the Year 2005” poll organised by Gazeta Wyborcza in Bydgoszcz, in “Movie” category. Winner of the Grzegorz Ciechowski Award in 2006 (for the Paladino Company). received a letter of commendation from the President of the Republic of Poland, for his successed abroad.

More or less at the same time I started hoping that making documentaries might become my profession. This changed my attitude towards photography. I begin to treat it with an easy mind, in casual way, and that gave me great relief. The need to talk about people that I feel – I transferred that into movies. It’s easier to do that with this medium. The movie doesn’t pose the difficulty know to each documentary photographer focused on a human being: to capture in a single frame, in a single moment, the light, the composition of facial expression and a distinct story. That was the cause why taking photographs pestered me and I didn’t derived any satisfaction. It’s not a dramatic change for me, but it helps me to shift my point of view a bit and see the world through the lens with a bigger reserve. I also changed the format, from dynamic frame of reporter’s camera to a friendly, subdued square. I love my latest photos, I have a rest when I take them, this brings me peace.

Marcin Sauter

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