Contemporary Lynx is an arts organisation and magazine launched in January 2013 by art historians Dobromiła Błaszczyk and Sylwia Krasoń. Contemporary Lynx was created to encourage an appreciation and understanding of Polish contemporary art by a wide audience. Our goal is to raise awareness of Polish artists’ contribution to the international art scene. In our online art magazine we publish first-hand information about interesting and prestigious art events from around the world. Our website is a springboard for further activities happening beyond the Internet – curatorial projects, art exhibitions, international cultural exchange, research and cross-media art events.
Document East is a blog focused on documentary photography from Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union.
doc! photo magazin
doc! photo magazine – an online e-monthly on contemporary documentary photography featuring the best visual stories around the world.
Fotofestiwal was born in 2001 in Łódź as one of the first photography events in Poland. Since then, both photography and the ways of organising cultural events have changed. Fotofestiwal has always been up to date with these changes. It is intended as a space for various forms of photography and a forum for discussion on art and society, but also as a search for alternative methods of talking about photography and presenting it. The festival is held annually in May. Since the very beginning, it has been meant as a place for meetings and exchanging ideas. The festival was launched as an initiative of students and teachers of sociology and this has always influenced its character. Among the different forms and types of photography the humanist and social aspects of the exhibited works have always played an important role.
FOUNDATION FOR VISUAL ARTS
The Foundation for Visual Arts is a non-governmental organisation founded in 2001 in Krakow. Its objective is to promote and popularise the visual arts in Poland. The Foundation’s main area of activity is photography, and its mission is the quest for new definitions for this field in the context of contemporary art, history and sociology. Alongside the annual Krakow Photomonth festival, the Foundation’s ventures include longer-term projects such as establishing an archive of Zofia Rydet, promoting the work of Jan Dziaczkowski, and the interdisciplinary project Rajza po Kato.
Innocent Curiosity – its founder is a Warsaw based photographer and journalist, Marcin Grabowiecki. Every week you will find reviews of photobooks that caught his attention.
Organized annually since 2002, the Krakow Photomonth Festival is an international photography festival. Photomonth has established itself as one of the most important cultural events in Poland, and has indeed earned itself a reputation throughout Europe for curatorial vigor and imagination.Each spring, Photomonth brings together more than 100 artists from Poland and abroad. 40 locations across the city become home to 30 exhibitions and 60 overlapping events, ranging from workshops and artist meetings to discussion panels, film screenings, concerts, and more. For one month every year, Krakow becomes Photomonth, and Photomonth becomes Krakow. Enmeshed in the fabric of the city, Photomonth is a cultural immersion and celebration of photography, to which the whole city is invited.
Kraków Photo Fringe
Krakow Photo Fringe is an initiative that brings together photographic events held in parallel with Krakow Photomonth. The Krakow Photomonth Festival has been creating an extraordinary energy in the city over the years, engaging and inspiring the organisation of additional accompanying events in the field of photography. Every year me make a selection of the most valuable initiatives and gather them under the umbrella of the synergistic project Krakow Photo Fringe.
LOOPED is an independent online film magazine created by a team of young film critics, illustrators and photographers from around the world.
TIFF Festival was formed in 2011 as “Trochę Inny Festiwal Fotografii” [trans. A Slightly Different Photography Festival]. Its establishment was both a link to rich tradition of Wrocław’s photography, and a pursuit to create a cultural event, going beyond the traditional way of presenting photography. The festival has been in constant evolution, changing its formula, in correlation with themes attributed to subsequent editions. The name has also been modified to TIFF Festival, as this simplified name was easier to recognize by our widening pool of guests, including foreign ones. We are guided by the idea of exploring and reliving photography anew. Our perception of photography is as a medium existing in various contexts and taking on diverse functions – from a simple recording, through a subjective representation of reality, up to an artistic creation of new worlds and symbolic meanings