Silver 2018 Editorial / Photo Essay

Oasis

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Photo Essay, Gold in Events/Other, 1st Place winner in Events
  • Photographer
    Jakub Wawrzak
  • Technical Info
    Digital Photography, Spacial Model - Diorama (white Pvc, Cnc Milling Machine Process)
  • Photo Date
    2018

One of the impulses that drove me to create this photo series was the note made in 2010 by the journalist Joe Chandler. In her text she expresses the emotions experienced when visiting A.B. Dobrowolski Polar Station in Antarctica. Fascinated by the report, I started to create a kind of an archive comprising different materials regarding Polish polar expeditions (1958–1979). A small portion of the White Land gained a new technical representation - diorama created using a computer-controlled miller. I could again encode the image with my own photographic narration.

Jakub Wawrzak (b. 1989 in Torun) graduated from the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Department of Fine Arts. In 2013 graduated from the 2nd degree studies (Intermedia and multimedia) with diploma film entitled „Jan”. In 2014 he started his job as an assistant in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz. In 2017 he got a position as assistant in the Department of Graphic Art at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toru?. In 2018 he received his PhD degree in fine arts at the NCU in Toru?.