The ShowOFF Section is one of the most important parts of the Krakow Photomonth Festival. Every year it presents premiere projects by young artists selected through an open competition
The winners’ original projects will be exhibited during the ShowOFF Section in the form of an exhibition. The winning projects will be displayed at a collective exhibition in a specially arranged area during the Krakow Photomonth Festival, so that viewers will be able to experience the various projects.
The Foundation for Visual Arts is a non-profit organisation established in 2001 in Krakow. Dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of visual arts in Poland, with an emphasis on photography, the Foundation has sought out new definitions of what photography is within the context of contemporary art, history, and social sciences. This mission is pursued during the Foundation’s key project—the annual Krakow Photomonth Festival. The Foundation for Visual Arts organises other cultural events, publishes books, promotes young artists and new initiatives, as well as digitalises photographic archives, including documentary photographs of Wojciech Plewiński and Zofia Rydet’s Sociological Record.
Date of birth
10 to 15 images per submission
At least 1500px on the long edge
Marga Rotteveel is a co-founder and director of the photography organization Docking Station. She studied photography at AKV|St.Joost in Breda. After graduating, she became involved in the fields of curation, advising, and project initiation. She began her career as a curator at FotoFestival Naarden, going on to become creative director of a later edition of the festival. She has lectured in the Bachelor’s and Master’s photography programmes at AKV|St.Joost for many years.
Łukasz Rusznica is a photographer, curator, and educator. He is the author of the photobooks Subterranean River, Smog, Near, Infra, Toskana, European Eyes on Japan, Vol. 18, and The Most Important I Do Not Tell You At All, designed by Thomas Schostok. Rusznica currently runs a photography gallery in Wrocław, Miejsce przy Miejscu, dedicated to promoting emerging photographers from Poland and abroad.
Monika Szewczyk-Wittek is a photo editor, curator, and an initiator of projects promoting photography, such as We Are All Photographers; was a manager of the TRWarszawa Digital Archive project. She was co-curator of the exhibitions Family Album: MULTIPLE GAZES and Personal Portrait. She is a lecturer on Photography and Ethics in Photography at the University of Warsaw, and the co-owner of Studio 810, a portrait studio.
Michał Szlaga is a graduate and teacher of Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Author of many photography projects, e.g. Stocznia Gdańska (Gdańsk Shipyard) series. Solo exhibitions: the European Month of Photography, the International Festival of Photography in Łódź and the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China. Awards: Grand Press Photo, BZ WBK Press Foto, and the International Photography Awards. Books: (Odyseja, Stocznia), and a third volume, Polska (Poland), is currently in the works.