Thomas Halaczinsky is a filmmaker and photographer whose work focuses on the relationship between people and places. In documentary films like „Coney Island – A last Summer“ (commissioned by German/French broadcaster ARTE in 2008) or „Don’t call it Heimweh“ about the coming of age of 82 year old Holocaust survivor Margot Friedlander (2004) he explores the importance of place for the identity of the protagonists. (Opening film of the Jewish Film Festival in Berlin 2005).
„Sense of place“ is often also the theme of his photographic work. From 2011 until 2016 he explored the vast island world of New York by sailboat a journey he documented in the photographic and literary log book “Archipelago New York” published by Schiffer Books in 2018. The photo series of the same title was awarded an honorable mention at the 2016 Tokyo International Foto Award. Thomas has exhibited his work in galleries on Long Island, in New York City and abroad.