ShowOFF 2021: meet the winners!

In this year’s edition of ShowOFF Section, we received nearly 500 applications from 43 countries! After the session, Jury selected 5 winning projects. We will be able to see them during the upcoming edition of Krakow Photomonth Festival in galleries and museums in Krakow.

Thanks to intense and fruitful discussions, the Jury composed of Bartosz Flak, Silvia Pogoda and Tomasz Lazar selected five laureates with whom they will work during the coming months with a view to creating individual exhibitions. The results of their cooperation will be seen very soon!

The ShowOFF 2021 winners are:

  1. Marina Istomina RU (curator Silvia Pogoda)
  2. Tomasz Kawecki PL (curator Tomasz Lazar)
  3. Jędrzej Nowicki PL (curator Tomasz Lazar)
  4. Jagoda Valkov PL (curator Silvia Pogoda )
  5. Bartosz Wajer PL (curator Bartosz Flak, MuFo)

“The review of five hundred fresh projects makes us clearly aware of the multitude of photographic languages. Trends, interests and aesthetic borrowings are clearly visible”, says Bartosz Flak. “It is a valuable, refreshing experience for me. I was curious about covid projects, and these dissapointed me a bit, often duplicating media narratives about the times of the pandemic. Winning projects avoid literalness. None of them is about a pandemic but each one come more or less of the experience of the last dozen months.”, adds Bartosz Flak.

Once again, congratulations to all awarded artist! See you during the opening of the ShowOFF Section 2021 exhibitions!

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