Marcin Ryczek - year of birth, 1982. Photographer from Poland.
I specialize in photography, which refers to symbols and geometry. Its characteristic features are simplicity, minimalism and reference to graphic arts. Symbols and geometric shapes impart philosophical matter to these images, they raise questions and provide deeper reflection. The most important entity which connects all my works is a man, with their "multidimensionality" accented by the use of simple symbols and thoughtful composition.
My photos have been published in the press and other media around the world, among others: The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Yedioth Ahronoth, La Repubblica, Politiken, The Daily Telegraph, National Geographic ... and the most popular social networks in many countries on all continents.
"A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow" in just in one day hit 3,000,000 views on American website "Reddit", with very positive, sometimes even enthusiastic comments.
My photographs were presented at exhibitions in USA (New York, Fort Collins, Miami), Denmark (Copenhagen, Hillerod), Italy (Desenzano del Garda, Siena), Holland (Amsterdam), Austria (Salzburg, Vienna), South Korea (Seul), England (London), Romania (Cluje-Napoca), France (Paris), Poland, Germany, Japan, China, India ...
My photography also won prizes in prestigious international photographic competitions, for example first prize in the Grand Prix de Découverte: International Fine-Art Photography Award 2013, with works of photographers submitted from 82 countries. What is more, my photograph "A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow" was accepted to the prestigious collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
The photo "A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow" was used numerous times as the theme of the international festival of documentary films "Festival Punto de Vista", held in Spain, and at the festival organized in autumn in 2013, at the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner in Germany (Weimar - exhibition in ACC Galerie).
At the end of 2013 "The Huffington Post"- one of the most influential online newspapers in the world, has released its list of "the most striking artistic images of 2013". "A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow" was among the five selected photographs.
- Grand Prix de Découverte: International Fine-Art Photography Award 2013
- Grand Press Photo 2013
- ND Awards 2014
- LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014
- IPA – The International Photography Awards 2014
- Chelsea International Fine Art Competition 2014
- The Miami Street Photography Festival 2015
- New York Photo Festival 2015
- StreetFoto San Francisco 2016
- XV edizione del Premio Internazionale “Giuseppe Sciacca” 2016
- Siena International Photography Awards 2016
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