Friday July 3, 2015 - the opening of my exhibition at the National Gallery of Art (Państwowa Galeria Sztuki) in Sopot. This was my fourth time showing there, but for the first time I was exhibiting so many wildlife-themed works at once. The evening was also a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends – like Zbyszek Buski, the director of the Gallery, and journalist Piotr Sarzyński from „Polityka” weekly - and make new acquaintances. Among the distinguished guests attending the event were, among others, President of the City of Sopot Mr. Jacek Karnowski, art critic Mrs. Monika Małkowska, and actress Mrs. Krystyna Łubieńska. Huge thanks to my family members who celebrated the occasion with me, to Zbyszek and the gallery staff for setting this up, and obviously a special thanks to the audience who made the show a lot of fun for us. Everybody is invited to visit the exhibition until October 4. and here are a handful of photos from the opening (courtesy of PGS).
You are more than welcome to come and see my latest exhibition:
4th July – 4th October
4.07 – 6.09: Monday – Sunday, 10:00 – 20:00
7.09 – 4.10: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 – 19:00
Państwowa Galeria Sztuki
Plac Zdrojowy 2, 81–720 Sopot
See more www.pgs.pl
EMGdotART in Guangzhou, China, will be hosting Tomasz Gudzowaty's exhibition "Beyond the Body", shown earlier in Beijing's Three Shadows Gallery.
EMGdotART, an international platform of art and cultural communication, was set up by EMG Group in 2010. Up to now, four Pavilions were opened one after another, which are located in Guangzhou, Peking, Shanghaiand Venice. EMGdotART involves multiple areas, like culture, art, architecture, design and so on. On November 20th, 2012, EMG•ART FOUNDATION.ITALY was set up.
The ceremony of presenting the Olympic Laurels - prizes of the Polish Olympic Committee under the auspices of the Minister of Culture, Waldemar Dąbrowski - took place on 25 June 2013 at the Olympic Centre in Warsaw.
The Gold Olympic Laurel in Photography has been awarded to Tomasz Gudzowaty for achievements in sport photography. The Olympic Laurel were established in 1967 to honor outstanding Polish artists who have contributed to the promotion of the humanistic values, and to emphasize the significance of culture and art in the propagation of the Olympic idea.
The cultivation by the Polish Olympic Committee of the tradition of combining art with sport goes back to the roots of the Greco-Latin civilisation, where art originated from the inseparable relations between the Olympic games and the creative power of the artists.
Stiftung Buchkunst (German Art Book Foundation) awarded its annual prizes for the most beautiful books that were published in Germany in the recent twelve months. Die schönsten deutschen Bücher 2013 is the name of one of the most valued recognitions within the industry, that are awarded to publishers, designers, artists and typographers of books of outstanding aesthetic quality to conform with the publication's character and contents.
One of the book awarded in the 'Art Books, Photography Books, and Catalogues' category is Keiko by Tomasz Gudzowaty (photographs), and Witold Szabłowski (text) from a worldwide renowned German publisher Hatje Cantz. Keiko is a story about a one-of-a-kind place and about the people who shape it. The artist documented the work and lives of shipbreakers in Chittagong, the second-largest city in Bangladesh, where thirty to forty percent of the seven hundred ocean-going ships taken out of service every year are scrapped. The book reminds us that despite the progress of civilization, work can still be a physical challenge that may provide a livelihood but at the same time robs people of any scope to change the status quo.
UF athletes Asid and Chima went Paris, France, where they hooked up with French athlete Yoann ‘Zephyr’ Leroux. During their stay they continued shooting at the Dame Du Lac and surrounding areas. For Chima Akenzua, Mexico City is the next destination that will provide the setting for the final photoshoot. He will be joined by Pedro Thomas who’s flying in especially from Brazil. The two of them will form a trio when joined by Mexican native Daer Sanche.
Tomasz Gudzowaty was awarded the 3rd place in Editorial - Sports category for the winning entry 'Naadam Horse Races' In the same competition, he received 26 Honorable Mentions for his works done over the last five years The 2012 International Photography Awards received nearly 15,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographers' accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com for more details.
Tomasz Gudzowaty has been invited to be one of five members of the international jury of the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO contest to be held in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The annual Slovak Press Photo is being organized this year for the first time in cooperation with Mayor of Bratislava and Bratislava City Museum. The contest is intended for professional photographers based in the Slovak Republic, including foreign photojournalists living in the country. The Jury panel of the 2012 edition consists of five internationally recognized photojournalists: Marian Pauer, Tibor Huszar, Alan HyÅ¾a (Slovakia), Peter Korniss (Hungary), and Tomasz Gudzowaty (Poland). The contest will be judged in Prague from the 4th through 7th of September
The Art Exhibition Bureau BWA in Rzeszów, Poland, is hosting an exhibition of photographs by Tomasz Gudzowaty titled 'Beyond the Body'. The exhibition is one of two photography-related events of the European Stadium of Culture, an art festival that takes place in the capital city of Podkarpacie region for the second time. Its purpose is to present the effects of Polish & Ukrainian cooperation for the Football Championships 2012.
The exhibition will remain open from June 29 through to July 1, 2012, 11am - 7pm at the BWA's site, 18 Jana III Sobieskiego.
National Press Photographers Association has announced the still photography winners of its Best of Photojournalism contest. Tomasz Gudzowaty's photo story about street boxing in Sao Paulo was awarded an Honorable Mention in Sports Picture Story category. One of the photographs from the series in Pictures of the Year and Photographers Giving Back competitions.
On May 14, the winners of the Polish Photo Competition "Grand Press Photo" were announced in Warsaw, with first first prize for the Photo of the Year 2008 going to Tomasz Gudzowaty. The awarded picture shows a group of children from a private acrobatic school in Wuqiao County in Hebei Province, China.
Tomasz Gudzowaty also won three other awards in the same competition: in "sport - singles" category (1st and 2nd prize), and for the story from which the Picture of the Year was picked out by the Jury.
The annual Grand Press Photo competition, organized by Polish monthly "Press", is open to professional photojournalists, both staff photographers and freelancers. The jury, chaired by eminent American photojournalist Eric Grigorian, winner of World Press Photo 2003, had to choose from 4 900 pictures sent in for competition this year, 148 of them being qualified for the final in five categories: "news", "people", "daily life", "sport" and "nature"
- When I'm taking a picture, my goal is to make it memorable and moving, to convey mood and atmosphere of the place, to describe what the people in this picture are doing, to make the viewer respond to it on some kind of emotional level - said Gudzowaty in an interview after the ceremony.
In the 51. edition of World Press Photo contest Tomasz Gudzowaty and Judit Berekai were awarded the third prize in "Sport Features, singles" category for a photograph showing yoga performers in Varanasi, India. The picture was taken in November 2007.