In a series of photographs he called Love Letter to Poland, Erik’s images made up a romantic narrative of a land caught somewhere between the past and the present – of misty cobblestoned streets, birch trees and quiet, solemn figures going about their daily lives. His book 'Okiem Przybysza' won third place in Poland's National Review of Books, in the category of Tourism.
Already well-known for his astonishing model photography, Szymon Brodziak has now confirmed his place as one of the world’s best by winning the prestigious One Eyeland award.
Poland regained its freedom in 1989 and joined the EU in 2004. The country has seen explosive economic growth and rapidly improving living standards. It has also become an attractive country for foreigners to live in. Photographer @paweldobrowolski hit upon a unique way to tell the story of foreigners living in Poland. His Cultural Landscapes Project shows foreign-born residents in Poland through powerful portrait photography. Paweł is on a mission: He's shot dozens of countries but wants to get to all 195 before he finishes. See the faces and hear the stories of the people he's captured so far.
Wrocław photography enthusiast Michał Sadowski and Kraków snapper Witold Ziomek wowed judges and the public with their incredible photos.
Joanna Piotrowska has made a name for herself with her black and white photographs shot in close-up family environments that make a broader statement about the world we live in.
She risks life and limb, and being collared by the long arm of the law to explore and capture in stunning photographs buildings long abandoned by people.
TFN meets Alexander Małachowski—alias Hashtagalek—a photographer with 24,000 Instagram followers and an uncanny eye for an urban snap.
Magdalena Bagiranow spent months crossing India and capturing dozens of beautiful portraits reflecting the cultural richness of the locals. She told TFN: “Creating a portrait that evokes a feeling, emotion or positive response from the viewer is what drives me but capturing connection with people is my greatest inspiration.”
The sky really ISN'T the limit for Maciej Margas and his partner, Aleksandra Łogusz. When every other photographer was content with standard drone shots, Maciej took to higher skies.
The five Poles will now battle for top placings in their categories. Their pictures will be shown at the Sony World Photography Awards 2019 exhibition at Somerset House in London, after which they will tour the world in a mobile display.