Unknown People

Jacek Lidwin
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Jacek Lidwin presents "Unknown People", a book containing 126 black and white street portraits. This book highlights provoking and contemporary examples of the medium of portraiture. Jacek is trying to express his perspective on individuals, unknown people who he meets in the streets of Poland. His art illustrates Osho's words: "We are born alone, we live alone and we die alone. Aloneness is our very nature but we are not aware of it". He is inspired by street photography of Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau.

"In photographing people in public space I am not trying to reduce the distance to them. Yes, with some people I make friends, but it is not my goal. I observe foreignness, I peep, I register it without interfering. I happen to have a conversation, on the initiative of my or others, but I do not encourage anyone to activities in front of the camera. I take photos. For me photographing is process of understanding, insight into people and myself."

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About the author

I have photographed for over 15 years. I regularly publish, write and talk about my work. My photos have featured in many publications and I have produced artwork and promotional images for artists, theatres and newspapers. I was exhibited in various exhibitions in Poland, mostly in Katowice where I work and live.
I’m inspired by street photography of Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau.

Individual exhibitions:
- The photographs have been taken in Szopienice, 2003
- Unknown People, 1-22.03.2008, Katowice, Altus building
- Human, space, light - theatre photographs, 18.06 - 03.07.2009, Roundabout Art Gallery in Katowice during 15th International Theatre Festival A PART
- Unknown People, 1-31.12.2009, MDK Szopienice - Giszowiec
- Packages for human beings - fashion photography, 10-20.09.2010, Altus building Katowice
- The ancients names fragments - jewish cemeteries in the Silesian Voivodeship, 19.01 - 20.03.2011, Archdiocese Museum in Katowice
Group exhibitions:
- Theater Painting of Light with Arkadiusz Ławrywianiec and Tomasz Jodłowski, 2002
- netARTeria - european review of computer and internet arts, 2004
- Homeless Gallery in Katowice, 2002 and 2004.
Grants:
- Cultural grant from Marshal of Silesian Voivodeship, 2008, 2011 and 2014
- Cultural grant from The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, 2012

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Publisher
Jacek Lidwin
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Published on
Mar 19, 2012
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Pages
122
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Language
English
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