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Contact details

Editorial & Commercial

Ewa Meissner / Agent PL
+48694704581
meissner@napoimages.com

Direct contact

info@lachadam.com
+48503197496

Bio

Born in 1983, based in Warsaw, Poland. Co-founder of Napo Images and vice president of Napo Foundation. He photographed for the “The New York Times”, “Le Monde”, “L’espresso”, “Die Zeit”, “GEO”, “Newsweek”, “Le’Magazine”, “Svenska Dagebladet”. Winner of numerous photo contests including Pictures of the Year and International Photography Awards. His photo essays were shown on prestigious international exhibitions, including Polka Galerie at HSBC in Paris, the Prague Biennale, World Photojournalism Festival in Beijing. In years 2010-2012 he taught two subjects (“Press Photography” and “Reportage and New Media”) at the Institute of Journalism at the University of Warsaw. He published two books „Stigma” (2014) and „Neverland” (2016). Adam Lach concentrates primarily on long-term documentary projects. In his photographs he focuses his attention on people, relationships, emotions and intimacy. He aims to create a genuine story, unaffected by artificial peripeteia, but marked by the author’s interpretation of the portrayed reality.

Books

2020 How to Rejuvenate and Eagle / Rewizje
2016 Neverland
2014 Stigma

Selected Individual Exhibitions

2020 “Wounded Birds are Wary”, Szara Kamienica Gallery, Krakow, Poland
2015 – “Stigma”, NCK, Gdansk / Poland
2006 – „Presence”, Pankov Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2006 – „Diary”, Swidnica / Poland
2005 – „Apology of the Presence”, Wroclaw / Poland
2004 – „Meetings” – II International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 – La Quatriéme Image, Espace des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris, France
2017 – “Poles Apart. Poland’s Culture Wars”, Centre of European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
2017 – „Migration. To be or not to be”, Pune Biennale, India
2014 – “Houses as silver as Tents”, Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
2012 – ”Living on the Margin”, ZPAF Old Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2011 – “Street Photography Now”, Gallery of the Museum of Printing, Warsaw, Poland
2011 – “Living on the Margin”, Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxemburg
2011 – “Contemporary Polish Photography”, Biennale of Art in Prague / Czech Republic
2011 – “Mapping the Flaneur” Newcastle Arts Centre / Newcastle, England
2010 – “East Side Story – Chroniques d’Europe”  HSBC Gallery, Paris, France
2010 – “Sacred Refuge”, 3th Photodocumentary Festival, Poznan, Poland
2010 – “Mass of Works”, Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2010 – “She’s Different” 3th Photodocumentary Festival, Poznan, Poland
2008 – „Suzuki Method”, World Photojournalis Festival 2008, China
2008 – „Kosovo” in BWA, Bydgoszcz / Poland
2006 – „Poland Now” in Yours Gallery, Warsaw / Poland

Selected Awards

2019 – Grand Prix “Icon of 30-years – Freedom and Solidarity” by Press Club International
2019 – 1st Prize in category People for Single image in Grand Press Photo
2018 – Grand Prix Award in Grand Press Photo
2017 – Photobook of the Year for book “Neverland” in Grand Press Photo
2014 – Winner of Beata Pawlak literary Award for Book Stigma organized by Batory Foundation
(Prize reserved for literature, which for the first time, in the history, was given to a photobook)
2014 – IPA 1st Prize Winner for Book Stigma in Self Published Professional category
2014 – POYi, Award of Excellence in Issue Reporting Picture Story for Stigma project
2008 – 2nd Prize for the reportage “The Capital” in category Daily Life in the Newsreportage contest of the “Newsweek Poland”
2008 – 2nd Prize for the reportage “The Children of Bermuda Triangle” in category People in the Newsreportage contest of the “Newsweek Poland”
2007 – Special Award of the „Rzeczpospolita” daily for „Suzuki Method” in the BZ WBK Press Photo Contest
2007 – 1st Prize for the reportage „World Hairdressing Centre” in the category „Civilisation” in the BZ WBK Press Photo Contest
2007 – 1st Prize for the reportage „Suzuki Method” in the category „Society” in the BZ WBK Press Photo Contest
2007 – 2nd Prize for the reportage „Suzuki Method” in the category „Culture and Art” Press Photography Contest
2005 – Grand Prix in the International Reporter’s Photograpgy Contest in Swidnica