Zbigniew TOMASZCZUK (ur. 1949, Września)

Photography in the Making from the Photosequences series

three gelatin silver print, 32.5 x 25.7 cm (34 x 27 cm) - each,
signed "Zbigniew Tomaszczuk," dated and titled on the reverse of each print

In his comment on Zbigniew Tomaszczuk’s exhibition Images I Remember from the Past (Mała Galeria ZPAF-CCA, Warsaw, 1999), Marek Grygiel describes the artist as being on a permanent "search for answers to the questions that come up in the area where the different image taking and reproduction methods interact with one another." The work presented here is an example of such "photographic performances" by Tomaszczuk, who, as Grygiel writes, "asks whether documentary photographs depicting reality are actually what they are meant to be, and whether our previous trust in the objectivity of the photographic or electronic image is sustainable."
Exhibitions: Trace, Mała Galeria ZPAF-CCA, Warsaw (1990); L’Annee de L’Est, Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland (1990); The Charming Parallax: Photography and its Images, National Museum in Poznań (2015).
Publication: Awareness of the Frame: Comments on the Aesthetics of Photography (Kropka, 2003).
Other prints of this photograph are in the collections of Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne, and the Museum of the History of Photography in Cracow.

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