From 1 July 2011 Poland will hold the Presidency in the Council of the European Union. To celebrate this, the London Street Photography Festival presents work from the streets of London by three Polish photographers who have lived and worked in the city.
Witold Krassowski (b. 1956) moved to London in the late 1980s where his photographic talent was spotted by Colin Jacobsen, then picture editor of the Independent Magazine. Jacobsen published his photographs from Poland to coincide with a visit to the country by Margaret Thatcher, and encouraged him to give up his day job (painting houses) and focus on photography. Krassowski then went on a journey of discovery in the UK. He carried out 18 photographic assignments for the Independent, his foreign eye bringing a fresh and witty vision to his stories.
Damian Chrobak and Zbigniew Osiowy are members of a newly established street photography group ‘un-posed’ who aim to “shape the artistic conscience of the audience in Poland as well as promote the achievements of Polish street photographers abroad”.
This exhibition is part of the Contemporary London Street Photography strand.
Printing provided by Photofusion
Exhibition printed on Canson Infinity Rag Photographique Digital Fine Art Paper