My journey as a photography artist started on June 25th, 1992. It was on that day that my first exposition, Układanie rzeczywistości (Arranging the Reality), took place, referring to recording of the world around us from the viewpoint of a lens. The photographs, to which I often come back, are a kind of a metaphor for the recorded fragments of the city. For me, the exhibition, presented for the first time at the Author’s Gallery of Jan Kaja and Jacek Soliński in Bydgoszcz, had for me a dimension of a “new” way of my development.
“Better known as a musician, co-founder of Variete, author of more than a dozen albums, winner of numerous awards and honours, cooperating with many respected musicians, takes up the challenge and starts a new story in his life – photography, with which he becomes so infatuated that he gives up his previous life. Over the years, this love resulted in several exhibitions in Poland and abroad, as well as numerous awards and publications.”
The “25 photos for 25 years” exhibition is an attempt at a retrospective of my work as a photographer. As the title suggests, it will present photographs selected by me, the most important in my art. I am under the impression, looking all that time through the camera lens, that I have changed very much, I see the surrounding reality, people, time and places in a different way.
Wojciech Woźniak was born on May 5th, 1964 in Bydgoszcz. Photographer and musician. He is a member of the Union of Polish Art Photographers. Since 1996, the photographer in the Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz. In 1995-2005 he co-organised the Review of Bydgoszcz Photography (BWA, Bydgoszcz). Author of several individual exhibitions, among them Outside-Inside (2006), Stranger (2010), My Air (2012), Sentiments(2013), Main Room (2013), Everyday Rituals (2015), and participant in several group exhibitions in the country and abroad.
Winner of the 1st prize at the International Biennial of Art Photography, Academy of Fine Arts, Lviv, 2007; 2nd prize in the competition for the artists of Kujawsko-Pomorski district Polygonum 4, Municipal Gallery bwa Bydgoszcz, 2016; Awarded with the badge of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, “Merit for Polish Culture”.
Beginning: 27.07.2017, 6pm
Kantorek Gallery, 3 Gdańska St.
End: August 25th, 2017