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Radek von Hirschberg

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Architecture, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nude, People, Portrait




”Photography is my bridge between facts and emotions, a link between mind and spirit. You are how you feel (…) that is my credo” – Radek von Hirschberg Radek took his first steps in photography in Jelenia Góra. And that is the place to which his artistic pseudonym refers. Today, Radek’s photography is universal in nature, though it is clearly dominated by man and landscapes in a broad sense. An open mind enables him to freely combine many varieties of this art form, for example by creating narrative portraits or figures that smoothly blend into landscape or architecture. With his photographs he tells stories, describes emotions, and sometimes it is merely the form that concerns him. He takes both digital and analogue photographs. Sometimes he even combines a modern camera with old lenses (including, for example, a favourite replica of a 19th century Petzval with a focal length of 55 mm). He loves natural light but does not shun work in a studio, and sometimes – typical of him – he combines many different kinds of light. Therefore, it is worth following Radek’s dynamically expanding Portfolio. His work has received awards and has been published and exhibited in Poland and abroad. It can also be found in public and private collections. Radek also cooperates with international model agencies in fashion photography. His photos appear in galleries at home and abroad, and also turn up at numerous auctions (they are officially noted on the Polish and European market (Art Info, ArtPrice). John Lennon reportedly said, ”You have to convince yourself that you have talent and then believe in it”. But Radek says, ”When taking photographs, I put on pink ‘Lennon glasses’ and a sequin hat. And I say to myself that what I’m doing might appeal to others, and perhaps even make them pause for a moment. And if I’m wrong, I do it anyway”. “The sky’s the limit – and even higher” is how one can also describe Radek’s modus operandi. Contact me: [email protected] AWARDS Winner of the prestigious X- Trophy Rank #1 Poland’s Top 10 Black & White Photographers 2022 and multiple Honorable Mentions, OneEyeland (Category: B&W, Landscape, Fine Art, Street, Travel); Winner in the competition of Gazeta Wyborcza, “Switzerland-Places to which I return” (Category: Landscape / Mountains); Five Honorable Mentions in the Monochromatic Awards – International Black & White Photography Contest (Category: Nature, Photojournalism, Portrait); Four Honorable Mentions in the BIFA – Budapest International Foto Awards (Category: People – Portrait, Editorial – Fashion); Place Winner in the reFocus – Color Photography Contest (Category: Landscape); 16th Annual International Color Awards (Category: People, Portrait, Sport) Winner in the Competitions “Photography tells the story”, Jelenia Góra Photographic Society (Category: Mountains, Portrait, Architecture, Landscape); 2nd place in the Avalanche Competition, Ruda Slaska (Category: Mountains); Multiple Award and Honorable Mention winner in the International Chromatic Awards – International Color Photography Contest (Category: Landscape, Photomanipulation, Portrait, Fine Art); 3rd place and two Honorable Mentions in the IPA – International Photography Awards (Cetegory: Architecture, Industrial, People), New York; Honorable Mention in the Black & White Spider Awards – International Photography Competition (Category: Mountains); Honorable Mention in the XXVII National Photo Contest (Category: Portrait); Honorable Mention in the 15th edition of the National Portrait Competition (Category: Portrait); Three Honorable Mentions in the International ND – Neutral Density Photography Awards Contest (Category: Mountains); Honorable Mention in the 6th edition of MonoVisions Photography Awards – International Black and White Photo Contest (Category: People); Honorable Mention in the IPA – International Photography Awards One Shot / Color Photo Contest (Category: One Shot – Color, Architecture); Three Honorable Mentions in the Annual Photography Awards, “The Real Faces of the Independence March“ (Category: Photojournalism). EXHIBITIONS International Exhibition Lab Rome’22, Rome, Italy; International Art Fair – 15th Edition Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy; Exhibition Art – Joy – Passion, Warsaw; Exhibition Melancholy – Mystery – Solitude – Silence, Lodz, Poland; Vivid Gallery Exhibition,Warsaw, Poland; Exhibition XXII Biennale of Mountain Photography, Jelenia Góra, Poland; Exhibition at Nadszaniec Gallery on the Day of the Flag of the Republic of Poland, II National Photo Contest “Lens on the Flag”, Zamość, Poland; Exhibition Worlds (Un)possible, Warsaw, Poland; Post-competition Exhibition, “Jelenia Góra and Jeleniogórzanie“, JTP, Jelenia Góra, Poland. PUBLICATIONS publication in the international album Photography in the Visual Culture, 2022; publication in the international album Chromatic Photo Awards, 2022; publication in the international album One Eyeland Book

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