f /5.6 – Bogdan Dziworski’s photography exhibition
On November 3, at 5 PM we would like to invite you to a vernissage of Bogdan Dziworski’s photography exhibition entitled „f /5.6”. Exhibition will expose over 40 years period of photographer’s work of „polish Cartier-Bresson”, who captured Polish society of 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
Bogdan Dziworski’s images belong in the canon of Polish postwar photography. The black and white shots embody the classic approach to analogue shooting and tell divers stories. Images present daily live of ordinary people: young and old, pretty and ugly, sometimes while working and other times while enjoying their leisure activities. Being a cinematographer and filmmaker, Bogdan Dziworski often misguides a viewer, leading him to impression that his shots are in fact movie frames that bring us back to the aesthetics and point of view of Polish Film School including works of Andrzej Wajda, Wojciech Jerzy Has or Janusz Morgenstern that represented modern tendencies in Polish cinema of a second half of the 20th century. Habits and a point of view taken from his profession make Dziworski a perfect observer of life and a sensitive reader of divers human behaviours. He captures reality with photography with ease and effortlessness. Polish society of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s has become a main theme of Dziworski’s tender and subjective documentaries.
The „f / 5.6” exhibition will be an extensive retrospective presenting the whole of Bogdan Dziworski’s work. Many unpublished works will be exposed, hand-picked specially or the „f / 5.6” project, from the photographer’s vast archive. The album entitled „f / 5.6” enriches Bogdan Dziworski retrospective.
Born in Łódź in 1941, the outstanding photographer, operator, director and screenwriter, professor Bogdan Dziworski graduated from the Łódź Operational Department of PWSTiF in 1965. In 1994 he was awarded with a PhD, and received professor degree in 2002. In 2014, he was decorated with the Gold Medal of Merit of Culture – Gloria Artis. He cooperated with the Polish Film Chronicle – a 10-minute-long newsreel shown in Polish cinemas prior to the main film, National Film School in Łódź and the Polish Film Company Zespoły Filmowe”. He is an author of many excellent documentaries, mainly short films and featurettes.
After the vernissage scheduled for 5 PM we would like to invite you to a meeting with Bogdan Dziworski, the curator Rafal Łochowski and Bartłomiej Talaga who created an album for the exhibition.