Piotr Zbierski (b. 1987) studied photography at the National Film School. He is the author of three individual exhibitions (White Elephants, Here, Love has to be Reinvented), and a participant in many collective exhibitions and publications including Photokina and Lab East.
He has presented his work in many countries including Poland, Germany, Portugal, Russia, and Slovakia. Several magazines have featured his work, including Shots Magazine, Ninja Mag, Archivo Zine, Die Nacht, and Gup Magazine.
In 2012 he won the prestigious prize for young photographer Leica Oscar Barnack Newcomer Award. His work was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and has been shortlisted in many other prizes (Les Nuits Photographiques 2012, Terry O’Neill Award) for his series "Pass by me". His works were shown at the festival in Arles 2012 and are in the collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts. He lives and works in Lodz.
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013, Nomination
Leica Oscar Barnack Newcomer Award 2012, Winner
Shortlisted in Les Nuits Photographiques 2012 Pictures in Motion, Paris
Shortlisted in Kolga Thibilsi Photo, Georgia
Shortlisted in Terry O'Neill Awards 2011, England
Love has to be reinvented, Dedo Gallery, Cracow
White Elephants, Vizii Festival, Kijev
Pass by me, Leica Gallery Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
White Elephants, Mieszkanie Gepperta, Tiff Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
Pass by me, Photovisa III, Krasnodar, Russia
White Elephants slideshow, Encountros da Imagem 2011, Braga, Portugal
White Elephants 2, Café Foto 102, Fotofestival in Lodz, Poland
Voice On, Klub Pauza, Photomonth in Cracow, Poland
Temps Zero, Berlin/Paris/Toulouse
Pass by me, Leica
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