About Tomasz Wiech

In my photography I focus on the present as seen in the local context. For me photography is a tool for portraying the world I know and understand. I like travelling to places that are not necessarily distant in geographic terms. I am not after exoticism, but rather seek for what is commonplace. I have photographed corporate life, city suburbs and landscape of the present-day Poland away from large cities. Currently, I am working on a project addressing current global problems as seen from my own perspective. I would like my pictures to be questions provoking reflection and discussion.

Tomasz Wiech (b. 1979). Freelance photographer based in Kraków. He studied political sciences at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland) and Photography at the Institute of the Creative Photography in Opava (Czech Republic). Between 2004 – 2010, he collaborated with the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza. Prize winner in the World Press Photo competition in 2008 and finalist of Leica Oscar Barnack Award in 2011 and Magnum Expression Award in 2012. Awarded a scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2010 and a grant from the National Centre of Culture (CSW) in 2011. His pictures have been shown in Poland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, France, Portugal, Germany and Belgium. His book entitled Poland. In Search of Diamonds was nominated in the Photo-Eye Best Book competition in 2012.

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