Exhibition of the Griffin Art Space – Lubicz 2014 Prize winner
Bogusław Madej took up photography again over 30 years after his first fascination with it, embarking on studies at the Academy of Photography under the tutelage of Michał Łuczak. In 2014 he published the photo book Pestka winogron [Grape seed], on the history of teenage scouts in the 1970s. Madej’s project SP9DGO was named the best portfolio at the 9th Portfolio Review at Krakow Photomonth and awarded the Griffin Art Space – Lubicz 2014 Prize.
Michał Łuczak, documentary photographer, editor of photo books and curator. In 2008–2009 he assisted Andrzej Kramarz with the projectsStefania Gurdowa – Klisze przechowuje się and Stefania Gurdowa – Czas niewinności. Since 2010 he has been a member of the Sputnik Photos collective, creating projects such as Is(not) and Distant Place, as well as the continuing Lost Territories. The same year, with Anka Sielska and Krzysztof Szewczyk, he founded the Culture of the Image Foundation. The author of the photo book Brutal, 2013 Polish Photographic Publication of the Year. As a curator, he worked with Mateusz Sarełło on the exhibition Swell (KPM ShowOFF 2012). Łuczak leads a self-designed documentary photography workshop at the Academy of Photography in Warsaw, and is one of the leaders of Sputnik Photos’ Mentor Programme. He is also a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava.