Meet the team of Curators behind the Eastreet project, responsible for the selection, editing and the final shape of the exhibition and publication:
Art Historian specialised in photography. Independent photography curator and photography publications editor. Works at Służewski Dom Kultury where she manages educational programmes, especially “Place of Photography”. Author of photography related articles, blogger and creator of Miejsce fotografii. Teaches at the Academy of Photography in Warsaw.
Freelance documentary photographer based in Krakow. He is the co-founder of workshopx and a member of the Polish Association of Journalists. Since graduating in photojournalism from GrisArt Escola in 2008, Aleksander has travelled extensively, covered various stories and engaged in several long-term photographic projects. His most recent, I Love My Sudder Street portrays the everyday life of a Kolkata family. His work has been exhibited in Poland, Spain, France, the UK and the USA.
Photographer based in Lublin, Poland, working commercially on event and documentary photography, mostly for artists and cultural institutions. Personally devoted to street photography. His work has been published in online and print magazines worldwide. Recipient of the President of Lublin City scholarship for 2014. Jury member of the Leica Street Photo competition. Educator and promoter of street and documentary photography. Originator and director of the Eastreet project. Website
Photographer, journalist and editor based in Krakow, Poland. Before co-founding workshopx, he worked for the Polish quality paper Dziennik Polski daily and then for Southeast Asia Globe magazine, covering social issues. For a long time he travelled, photographed and lived in South and South-East Asian countries. Currently he focuses on photo editing and promoting documentary photography.
In 2015, the Eastreet curators’ team will be joined by a special guest:
George Georgiou was born in London in 1961. He received a BA honours in photography, film and video arts from the Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster) in 1987. In 1999 he joined Panos Pictures in London and began to work exclusively on his own long term projects. He has photographed extensively in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Turkey, living and working in Serbia, Greece and Turkey from 1999 to 2009. Work from this period has been published in most of the world’s major magazines and exhibited in many countries and has resulted in The British Journal of Photography project prize 2010, two World Press Photo prizes in 2003 and 2005, Pictures of the Year International first prize in 2004. In 2010, his book “Fault Lines: Turkey/East/West” was released and exhibited international. This work was included in the prestigious “New Photography 2011″ exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. His latest project “Last Stop” was self-published in October 2014 and is currently being exhibited in Europe, receiving warm attention by audiences and critics worldwide. Georgiou’s work is collected by several institutions and private collectors, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY and the Elton John collection. He is represented by agencies Prospekt (Italy) and Panos (UK). www.georgegeorgiou.net