Artists

Bogdan Konopka

Bogdan Konopka was born in 1953 in Dynów. Since 1988, he has been living and working in Paris, where he is represented by Françoise Paviot gallery for over 20 years. In 2000, he became the last artist in the 20th century admitted to the Union of Polish Art Photographers associated to World Council of Professional Photographers. Bogdan Konopka is of the main creators of the "elementary photography" (1982-1985) that is a style poetic photo document based in the Foto-Medium-Art gallery in Wrocław, Poland. Photographer and critic associated with the Artistic Journal FORMAT since 1994 until today as well as the Quarterly PHOTOGRAPHY (2000-2012).

Konopka ran his own photography studio classes at the State College of Photography in Arles, France (1994-1997), the Warsaw School of Photography (2009-2011) and at the École de la Photographie de Vevey in Switzerland (2006-2016). Photographer was twice nominated for the Niépce Prize, (1994/1995), he is Laureate of the Grand Prix de la Ville de Vevey at the European Photography Competition in 1998. Konopka was awarded the bronze medal “Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis” of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2017.

Konopka prefers in his work gelatine silver process and preferably a large format. Above all photographer is interested in the possibilities of registration individual aspects of spiritual experiences. Konopka’s new book entitled "Polish fairy tale" (1978-2018) will be released In by Delpire publishing house, Paris in September 2018. His works are a part of/are located/placed in the major collections in France as well as in divers Museums in Belgium, Israel, Poland, Russia and Switzerland.
Bogdan Konopka