Silver 2019 / Editorial / Environmental


  • Photographer
    Jakub Wawrzak
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Environmental, Bronze in Science/Environment

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 scientific expeditions (1958–1979). A small portion of the White Land gained a new technical representation - diorama (spatial model) 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, Art Education in the field of fine arts, Intermedia and Multimedia (2013). 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 Torun. In 2018 he received his PhD degree in fine arts (NCU). In his art-research project he investigates the phenomenon of reception of diorama.