About Mateusz Sarello

Mateusz Sarello was born in 1978 in Warsaw. A Graduate from the Academy of Photography in Warsaw, he is a member of the Napo Images agency (Napo Mentor Program). He is also a member of Spoldzielnia Dokumentalna (Documentary Cooperative), and has worked as a curator’s assistant of the proFotografia Institute in Poznan. His awards and distinctions include the FotoWeekDC International Awards, the PDN Photo Annual, the Prix de la Photographie Paris, the International Photography Awards, the FotoVisura Grant and the International Photography Festival Organ Vida Prize. A finalist of the Lucie Foundation Scholarship and Grand Press Photo, he has exhibited at the Chobi Mela International Fesitval of Photography in Bangladesh and at the FotoWeekDC in Washington, the Museum of Municipal Engineering in Krakow (Photomonth in Krakow), the Karas Gallery in Zagreb (International Photography Festival Organ Vida), the Pauza Gallery in Krakow, the Museum of Printing in Warsaw, the Leica Gallery in Warsaw, the Obok ZPAF Gallery in Warsaw, the 2piR Gallery in Poznan, the Gallery of Photography in Dublin, the Gallery Nine in Belfast and Splashlight Studios in New York. Publication credits include Lens Culture, GUP Magazine, PDN – Photo District News, Blow Magazine, Archivo Magazine, Here, Flip Magazine, 5klatek, Doc! Photo Magazine and Private Photo Review.

EXHIBITIONS:
2013 exhibition „Swell”, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Week, Tbilisi, Georgia
2013 exhibition „Swell”, Chobi Mela VII International Fesitval of Photography, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2012 exhibition „Swell”, FotoWeekDC, Washington
2012 exhibition „Carnem”, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
2012 exhibition „There is only one moment”, Leica Gallery, Warsaw
2012 slideshow „Swell”, Kaunas Photo Festival, Mykolas Zilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas
2012 exhibition „Open Now”, Gallery of Photography, Dublin
2012 exhibition „Swell”, International Photography Festival Organ Vida in Zagreb, Karas Gallery, Zagreb
2012 exhibition „Swell”, Photomonth in Krakow, Museum of Municipal Engineering, Krakow
2012 exhibition „Open Now”, Gallery Nine, Belfast
2012 exhibition „Element”, Obok ZPAF Gallery, Warsaw
2012 exhibition „Street Photography Now”, Pauza Gallery, Krakow
2011 exhibition „Street Photography Now”, Gallery of the Museum of Printing in Warsaw, Warsaw
2011 exhibition „There is only one moment”, Leica Gallery, Warsaw
2011 exhibition „Element”, High Voltage Gallery, Warsaw
2011 exhibition „Element”, Photography Institute ProFotografia, 2piR Gallery, Poznan
2010 post-competition exhibition National Salon of Art Photographs, Art Exhibition Salon, Zary
2010 IPA Best of Show Exhibition, Splashlight Studios, New York
2010 post-competition exhibition Grand Press Photo, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw
2010 exhibition in the Spoldzielnia Dokumentalna (Documentary Cooperative) project „Wola women’s”, Chlodna 25 Gallery, Warsaw
2009 post-competition exhibition III Polish Nationwide Photo Competition „All Children of the World”, Schody Gallery, Warsaw
2009 solo exhibition in the Spoldzielnia Dokumentalna (Documentary Cooperative) project „ Romeo and Juliet 40 years later”, Lowicka Center, Warsaw
2009 post-competition exhibition III Polish Nationwide Photo Competition „All Children of the World”, On sand Gallery, Krakow
2009 exhibition of the Spoldzielnia Dokumentalna (Documentary Cooperative) „Two generations – one look?”, University of Warsaw Library, Warsaw
2009 slideshow on workshops Napo Images agency & Yours Gallery, Skwer, Warsaw
2009 post-competition exhibition III Polish Nationwide Photo Competition „All Children of the World”, BWA Gallery, Kielce
2009 post-competition exhibition III Polish Nationwide Photo Competition „All Children of the World”, Palace in Kurozweki
2008 post-competition exhibition Warsaw Autumn Photo 2008, Abakus Gallery, Warsaw
2008 post-competition exhibition XV International Photography Competition „Zestaw – Swidnica 2008”
2008 exhibition of the Spoldzielnia Dokumentalna (Documentary Cooperative) „20/30” revolving around Warsaw Photo Summer, Koneser Gallery, Warsaw
2006 post-competition exhibition V International Festival of Photography in Lodz „Killing Paradise”
2002-2008 participation in over 30 exhibition at the Homeless Gallery i.e. Melbourne 2003, London 2004, New York 2005, Warsaw CSW (Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle) in 2008.

AWARDS:
2013 Prix de la Photographie Paris Honorable Mention
2013 Descubrimientos PhotoEspana Finalist
2013 WPGA Black and White Photographer of the Year Honorable Mention
2013 Gallery Photographica Gold Medal Award
2013 Photo Annual Awards Honorable Mention
2013 FotoVisura Grant Honorable Mention
2013 Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award Shortlisted
2012 FotoWeekDC International Awards Honorable Mention in Portfolio – Photojournalism/Social Documentary category
2012 Leica Street Photo Winner
2012 International Photography Festival Organ Vida in Zagreb 2nd Prize
2012 ShowOff Section (Photomonth in Krakow) Winner
2012 International Street Photography Award (London Festival of Photography) Shortlisted
2011 Pikto Top Pick Finalist
2011 National Water Management Authority Competition 1st place in Single Photo category
2011 National Water Management Authority Competition Honorable Mention in Photojournalism category
2011 International Photography Awards 3rd place in Editorial – General News category
2011 International Photography Awards 3rd place in Editorial – War/Conflict category
2011 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention in Deeper Perspective category
2011 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention in Editorial – Environmental category
2011 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention in Editorial – Other category
2011 Leica Street Photo Winner
2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris Gold Medal in Press – General News category
2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris Silver Medal in Press – People/Personality category
2011 PDN Photo Annual Winner
2011 Lucie Foundation Scholarship Finalist
2010 FotoVisura Grant Honorable Mention
2010 National Salon of Art Photographs Grand Prix
2010 International Photography Awards 1st place in Editorial – Political category
2010 International Photography Awards 3rd place in Editorial – Other category
2010 International Photography Awards 4 x Honorable Mention in Editorial – Other category
2010 International Photography Awards 2 x Honorable Mention in Editorial – Feature Story category
2010 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention in Editorial – Photo Essay category
2010 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention in Editorial – General News category
2010 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention in Editorial – Environmental category
2010 Grand Press Photo Finalist in category Daily Life
2009 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention in Editorial – Feature Story category
2009 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention in People – Lifestyle category
2009 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention in People – Culture category
2009 Warsaw Fashion Street 1st place
2009 Empik Photography Competition 3rd place
2009 III Polish Nationwide Photo Competition „All Children of the World” Honorable Mention
2008 Warsaw Autumn Photo 1st place
2006 Academy of Photography „ It’s getting cold” competition 1st place
2006 Fotofestiwal in Lodz Honorable Mention in „Killing Paradise” contest

GRANTS:
2010 grant The Capital City of Warsaw Department of Culture district Wola to Spoldzielnia Dokumentalna (Documentary Cooperative) project „Wola women’s”
2009 grant The Capital City of Warsaw Department of Culture district Wola to Spoldzielnia Dokumentalna (Documentary Cooperative) project „ Romeo and Juliet 40 years later”
2009 grant Polish History Museum to Spoldzielnia Dokumentalna (Documentary Cooperative) project „Two generations – one look?”

BOOKS:
2013 „Swell”, Instytut Kultury Wizualnej
2009 „Two generations – one look?”, Spoldzielnia Dokumentalna (Documentary Cooperative), collective book

OVERVIEWS AND WORKSHOPS:
2013 participation in the Descubrimientos PHE portfolio review during PhotoEspana in Madrid
2013 participation in the VIII Portfolio Review during Photomonth in Krakow
2012 participation in the VII Portfolio Review during Photomonth in Krakow
2012 participation in the Portfolio Review during Fotofestiwal in Lodz
2010 participation in the V Portfolio Review during Photomonth in Krakow
2010 participation in the Portfolio Review during Fotofestiwal in Lodz
2009 participation in the IV Portfolio Review during Photomonth in Krakow

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