Adam Pańczuk & Sindri Freysson

Adam Pańczuk (1978) – Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. In his artistic work he is asking questions – straight but figuratively at the same time. He is inquiring about identity, consciousness and attitude towards world, people. He was awarded with the scholarship of Polish Ministry of Culture as well as many international and Polish awards: Magnum Expression Award, Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, HotoEspana (PHE) OjodePez Award for Human Values, BZ WBK Press Photo, Grand Press Photo, Sony World Photography Awards, National Geographic. He contributes to National Geographic /Newsweek / Polityka / Dziennik / Foto / Private Magazine.

Adam Pańczuk (1978), absolwent Akademii Ekonomicznej i Akademii Sztuk Pięknych w Poznaniu na Wydziale Komunikacji Multimedialnej. Przewędrował  Azję od Bliskiego Wschodu po Syjam. W Pakistanie dotarł do nielegalnych fabryk broni.  W Bangkoku poznał większość miejscowych burdeli – w ramach pracy nad materiałem o tajskich prostytutkach.. Przez ostatnie lata skupia się na fotografowaniu polskiej wsi . Chociaż na wskroś poznał egzotykę Azji wciąż z niezmiennym entuzjazmem odkrywa polską prowincję. Skupia się na związku człowieka z naturą, istocie człowieczeństwa w relacji do ziemi, pór roku, odchodzenia i narodzin jako rzeczy nierozdzielnych.
W 2007 roku otrzymał stypendium Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego. Nagradzany m.in.: Magnum Expression Award, Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, HotoEspana (PHE) OjodePez Award for Human Values, BZ WBK Press Photo, Grand Press Photo, Sony World Photography Awards, National Geographic.
Publikował w National Geographic / Newsweek / Polityka / Dziennik / Foto / Private Magazine.

Sindri Freysson was born the 23rd of July in 1970. He studied philosophy and comparative literature as the University of Iceland. He has worked as a journalist, mostly at Morgunblaðið newspaper. Sindri’s first book of poetry, Fljótið sofandi konur (Float Sleeping Women), appeared in 1992. Since then he has published a short story collection, novels, other books of poetry and a children’s book. He has also written plays for the University Theatre. Sindri has published articles and fiction in various periodicals, newspapers and magazines. His novel, Augun í bænum (Eyes in the Town), received the Halldór Laxness Literature Prize in 1998. His second book of poetry, Harði kjarninn (The Hard Core) was nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize in 2000. Sindri’s latest works are both from 2009. The poetry book Ljóðveldið Ísland, dedicated to the history of Iceland from it’s independence in 1944 until after the economic collapse in 2008, and the novel Dóttir mæðra minna (The Daughter of My Mothers), which takes place during World War II.  Sindri Freysson lives in Reykjavík.

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