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Future Talents 2022

Futures Photography is an international photography platform created by European galleries, photography festivals and museums. Every year, each institution invites 5 artists to cooperate. We are pleased to announce the names of the photographers we will be working with this year. The first joint event – in June at the festival.

Futures Photography organizes slide shows, portfolio reviews, lectures, masterclasses, exhibitions, and publications all over Europe. Artists also have the opportunity to discuss their projects with experts during a series of individual meetings. In this way, we try to support the career development of five artists every year. The first scheduled event is a slide show on the opening weekend of the festival, during which the audience will learn about the works of photographers invited by us to the year-long activities. Join us for a special evening at the Book Art Museum on June 11, together with the authors of the following projects:

Below we present the profiles of this year’s Futures Talents. You can see the full list of artists invited to cooperate by all affiliated institutions on the website: www.futures-photography.com.

Andrey Anro (born 1987 Smarhon, Belarus) Lives and works in Berlin, Germany / Minsk, Belarus. His basic tools are painting, photography, digital collage, and installation. Anro explores topics such as collective memory, historical heritage, politics, dictatorship, religion, disappearance and death. He is author of the photobook “Happy Death Society”, 2019. The artist’s works are in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (MOCAK), Poland, in the ART4 Museum in Moscow, in private collections in Lithuania, Sweden, Canada, Russia, and the USA. In 2007 he graduated from MMT L.B. Krasina (Moscow, Russia), speciality “Advertising”.

Olena Morozova is a visual artist from Kyiv, Ukraine. She is interested in themes of spirituality, sexuality, gender identity, stereotypes, psychological and mental disorder, family relationships. “Photography is my passion, lifestyle, philosophy, way of thinking, seeing, understanding the world around me and my inner world, searching for my reflections, feelings and emotions, self-development and movement forward” – she explains. Olena has been engaged in photography since 2015. Her teachers were: Alexander Yakimchuk, Dimitri Bogachuk, Vladimir Seleznev, Viktoria Sorochinski, Sergey Melnichenko and others. Her works were presented in Finnish Museum of Photography (2022), Odesa Photo Days (2021), Photo Kiev Fair (2019, 2020).

Tomasz Kawecki (1993) is a photographer living and working between Cracow and the Warsaw (Poland). He is studying at the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava (Czech Republic), and studied in the Faculty of Architecture at Cracow University of Technology. Using elements of performance and installation, he mixes fiction with reality, which results in quasi-documentary outcome. In his works, he uses universal symbols that are archetypes in the collective thinking of society. Out of the chthonic of nature, out of its chaos, he intuitively selects fragments from which he creates images. The leitmotif of Tomasz’s works is the dualism present in nature and man. Tomasz’s works has been exhibited and published internationally. Among others, he is a winner of LensCulture ArtPhotography Awards (US), Cracow Photomonth ShowOFF section (PL), Grand Prix IMAnext “Dream” (JPN) and Reframing History Photo Vogue Italia.

Julia Klewaniec (b. 1996) is a photographer and cultural animator. Graduated from Photography at the Film School in Łódź, Poland. Currently a chief Creative Officer of Picture Doc Foundation – space for dialogue dedicated to young artists in Poland. As a photographer she deals with topics related to society, diversity and exclusion. Julia participated twice in the Visa pour l’Image portfolio reviews in Perpignan (2017 & 2018). She was a resident of the photography festival “W ramach Sopotu” in Sopot, Poland in 2022. She participated in group exhibitions during festivals: Opole Festival of Photography (Poland, 2019), Interphoto Białystok (Poland, 2019) and in galleries: in the Pauza Gallery in Krakow (2019), Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden (2019).

Mateusz Kowalik is a documentary photographer based in Warsaw, Poland. In his work he explores the issues of contemporary society. He studies at the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava, Czech Republic. He is a graduate of the Sputnik Photos Mentoring Program and the PARALLEL European Photo Based Platform. He showed his works, among others at festivals in Wrocław, Łódź, Kraków, Hanover, Zagreb and Los Angeles, as well as at the Robert Capa Photography Center in Budapest.

ph. Tomasz Kawecki