Bio/Contact | Rafal Michalak Photography
Rafal Michalak is a fine art award-winning photographer based in Wroclaw, Poland. His commercial work specializes in business portraits, events and fashion photography.
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Rafal Michalak, b. 1971.

He lives and works in Wroclaw, Poland. He studied political science and public relations. For many years he has been professionally related to advertising industry and commercial photography. At present he is studying photography at the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw.

In his own work Rafal Michalak prefers traditional, analogue photography methods, which in his opinion are a stronger photographic medium, yet capable of retaining subtle nuances and a multidimensional character of his works.

Human being as individuality and its place in the so fast altering world are the key factors of Michalak’s photographic research. His artistic vision is mainly concentrated on women, who – as he claims – are much more intriguing then men – filled with mystery and ambiguity their souls seem to be more complex.

Contact info

Agent – Katarzyna Drąg

mobile: +48 519 714 154

agent@rafalmichalak.com

Rafal Michalak

mobile: +48 601 509 500

studio@rafalmichalak.com

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PRIZES

January 2017

Honorable Mention Award | SHAME photography
in the category a PEOPLE /Professional
MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2016 – International Black & White Photography Contest

December 2016

Honorable Mention Award | AUTOGRESSION series of photographs in the category a PEOPLE: PORTRAIT
ND AWARDS 2016 – Neutral Density Photography Awards

November 2016

Honorable Mention Award | SHAME series of photographs in the category a FINE ART: CONCEPTUAL
ND AWARDS 2016 – Neutral Density Photography Awards

Honorable Mention Award | SHAME series of photographs
in the category a PERSON for a picture
12th Photographic Open Championship Olsztyn 2016, held under the auspices of Olsztyn City Major

November 2015

1st prize & Golden Glass award | SHAME photography & THE WALL, series of photographs in the category a PERSON for a picture 11th Photographic Open Championship Olsztyn 2015, held under the auspices of Olsztyn City Major

June 2015

1st place | The WALL, series of photographs
Special Prize of the FORMAT magazine
3th Biennial of Art in Piotrków Trybunalski, a national contest entitled POST APOCALYPSE ODA – Center of Art in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland

November 2014

2nd prize & Silver Glass award | An Engagement Ring photography
Recommendation | Glance photography in the category a PERSON for a picture
10th Photographic Open Championship Olsztyn 2014, held under the auspices of Olsztyn City Major

August 2013

1st place | Loneliness photography
The Minister of Culture and National Heritage Award
Gold Medal for photographic creations
8th Black & White Photography Biennial, a national contest entitled Human being in the landscape Edmund Osterloff’s Photographic Society

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

April – May 2016

Kino Gallery, Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe in Wroclaw
SHAME – series of photographs

September – October 2015

FIRLEJ Gallery, Wroclaw
HEAT WAVE – series of photographs, aquatint prints

June 2015

Za Szafą Gallery, ZPAF, Wroclaw
HEAT WAVE – series of photographs

December 2014 – January 2015

6 Gallery, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw
HEAT WAVE – series of photographs

December 2011

Browar Mieszczanski, Wroclaw
METAMORPHOSIS – Against Social Invisibility, series of photographs

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

November – December 2016

12th Photographic Open Championship Olsztyn 2016, held under the auspices of Olsztyn City Major
Post-contest collective exposition at AMFILADA MOK Gallery photographs: SHAME series

November – December 2015

11th Photographic Open Championship Olsztyn 2015, held under the auspices of Olsztyn City Major
Post-contest collective exposition at AMFILADA MOK Gallery photographs: SHAME & THE WALL series

June 2015

Kolo Photographic Club FACT in honor of Prof. Dr. Tadeusz Cyprian and the Municipal Cultural Centre under the auspices of Provincial Public Library and Culture Animation Center in Poznań

Post-contest collective exposition – the Fourteenth Edition of the Photo Contest PORTRAIT 2015 Heat Wave photography

May 2015

4th National Photographic Contest BORDERS, Legnica
Post-contest collective exposition at KGHM LETIA Business Center
The WALL, series of photographs

November – December 2014

10th Photographic Open Championship Olsztyn 2014, held under the auspices of Olsztyn City Major
Post-contest collective exposition at AMFILADA MOK Gallery
photographs: An Engagement Ring & Justine

June 2014

1st National Photographic Contest Portrait of an Artist
held under the auspices of professor Krzysztof Penderecki, Sosnowiec, Poland
Zygmunt Rytka – portrait

October 2013

OFF Photo Festival, Opole
WuBePe Gallery, Plenery Analogowe w Michalowicach
Paula – portrait

August 2013

8th Black & White Photography Biennial, a national contest entitled‚ Human being in the landscape‘
Post-contest collective exposition
Edmund Osterloff’s Photographic Society
Loneliness photography

May 2012

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
METAMORPHOSIS – Against Social Invisibility, series of photographs

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BLUR Magazine
Confashion Magazine
Fashion Avenue News Magazine New York
iPress Magazine
JUTE Magazine
Last Daze
Mega*Zine Lost&Found Magazine
SOLIS Magazine

Book cover:

Portrait of a woman in ten essays by Spanish authoresses
Biuro Literackie Publishing, April 2014