Marcin Ryczek is Polish photographer specializing in black and white, minimalist and symbolic photography. Minimum form, maximum content is the principle that characterizes his photos, as well as the use of metaphors that allows many kinds of interpretation.
Minimalistic and realistic scenery is a metaphor of such topics as freedom, peace, nostalgia, positive and negative aspects of life. The images are found in the real world, and their forms refer to geometry, simple lines and shapes. The photographs have a "graphic nature" but they are natural, without the use of graphics programs. They are made primarily in the black-and-white color scheme, which deepens their minimalism and is a tip of the hat to classic, traditional photography.
His images have been presented at exhibitions in USA (New York, Fort Collins, Miami), Denmark (Copenhagen, Hillerod), Holland (Amsterdam), Austria (Salzburg, Viena),South Korea (Seul), England (London), Romania (Cluje-Napoca), France (Paris), Poland, Germany, Japan, China, India …
- Grand Prix de Découverte: International Fine-Art Photography Award 2013
- Grand Press Photo 2013
- LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014
- IPA – The International Photography Awards 2014
- Chelsea International Fine Art Competition 2014
- ND Awards 2014
- The Miami Street Photography Festival 2015
- New York Photo Festival 2015
- StreetFoto San Francisco Festival 2016
- XV edizione del Premio Internazionale “Giuseppe Sciacca” 2016
- Siena International Photography Awards 2016
His photographs have been published in the press and websites almost all over the world, including: The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Yedioth Ahronoth, La Repubblica, Politiken, The Daily Telegraph, National Geographic ...
"A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow" - his most famous piece - is in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France and The Silesian Museum. One of the most influential American websites, The Huffington Post, has recognized that photo as one of the 5 best photos in the world in 2013.