Piotr Zbierski 

Untitled, White Elephants, Pass by me. 


About the artist

Polish photographer Piotr Zbierski recently received a Leica award for his work. His images do not belong in any particular place: most cannot be precisely pinpointed elsewhere than in his own intimate territory. When brought together, they form a kind of galaxy, in the middle of which Piotr Zbierski stands. Between him and the other side of the camera, the distance is very short, as if to embrace the reality, draw it into his nebula and envelop it in extreme contrasts. Whether shot in daylight or by night, his pictures are only just pierced in a very few places by splinters of light - a ray of sun, a candle, a reflection. The character looks the photographer straight in the eye, which makes him just as present in the image as his subject, as if both were walking a thin, precariously balanced tightrope, merely preserved by the instant of the photograph.


Selected shows and awards

Love has to be reinvented + Pass by me, Dedo Gallery, Cracow, Poland, 2013
White Elephants, Vizii Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, 2013
Leica Oscar Barnack Newcomer Award, 2012
Shortlisted in Terry O'Neill Awards 2011, England
Pass by me, Leica Gallery Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, 2012
White Elephants, Mieszkanie Gepperta, Tiff Festival, Wroclaw, Poland, 2011
White Elephants – pass by me, Photovisa III, Krasnodar, Russia, 2011
White Elephants slideshow, Encountros da Imagem 2011, Braga, Portugal, 2011
White Elephants 2, Café Foto 102, Fotofestival in Lodz, Poland, 2011     
Voice On, Klub Pauza,  Photomonth in Cracow, Poland, 2011

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan

Selected publications

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Piotr Zbierski 
Untitled, White Elephants, Pass by me.


Technical information

Pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper- limited edition, numbered and signed certificate.


30 x 30 cm, Edition of 100

By the same artist

Piotr Zbierski

By the same curator

ART LIGUE for "Bon Marché", Paris