27.07.2013 in21:18 in Portraits -->
Photographer Rafal Milach, lecturer and bookmaker based in Warsaw, Poland. He graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland and Institute for Creative Photography in Opava, Czech Republic. For more than 10 years he has been working on transition issues in Russian speaking countries and CEE region. This work resulted with the monographs “7 Rooms” (Kehrer 2011) and “Black Sea of Concrete” (self-published 2013). In 2012 Czytelnia Sztuki Gallery published the book “In the Car with R” the record of Rafal’s travel around Iceland with writer Huldar Breidfjord. Rafal’s work has been exhibited in C/O Berlin, Zacheta National Gallery of Art and MoCA Shanghai. In 2007 Rafal took part in World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. Within next few years he received grants from Magnum Foundation, Polish Ministry of Culture and European Cultural Foundation. His pictures and books have been awarded with World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, Magnum Expression Awards , Photography Book Now and New York Photo Festival awards.
In 2006 together with 10 other Central Eastern European photographers, Rafal created a photo collective Sputnik Photos, to document, promote and spread knowledge on transition issues in CEE countries. Rafal was also the curator of such book projects as “Private property” (IKW 2012), “Rough cut” (IKW 2011), “25/25” and “Don’t mess with Texas” (2011) within Photomonth in Krakow. Rafal is a lecturer at the ITF of Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic and is represented by INSTITUTE for Artist Management agency.