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Tomek Gola, Sagittarius. From Polanica-Zdrój, Poland.

At some point photography became means of exploring new realities. First it pushed to unknown parts of the world, which resulted in several publications in National Geographic Traveler. Meanwhile there had always been sports. The less safe sorts of sports. This led to frequent cooperation with Red Bull. Some time ago it all turned into human. First, a man as part of society. Then into the individuality of portrayed person. Eventually it all evolved into experimenting, which hardly ever, if ever at all, ends up as it was first planned. Which is the beauty, but at times – frustrating part of photography.

Student of the Institute of Creative Photography on the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic. Scholar of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in photography(2013).

Founder and inventor of the live photo-streaming app – BWITH.US. Producer of custom camera straps – ideaPIX.net.

Graduate of Warsaw School of Economics (2001)

Awards

  • Grand Prize at the Oregon Coffee Board Photo Contest 2015
  • International Photography Awards 2015 – 4x honorable mention
  • International Photography Awards 2014 – honorable mention
  • BZ WBK Press Foto 2012, II. Nature
  • Global Planet Photo Contest 2012 – honorable mention
  • Grand Press Photo 2010, nominee
  • Kolosy 2008, honorable mention

 

Exhibitions

  • 2015 – “On the 7th day God went skiing” – PUOT gallery, Polanica-Zdrój, Poland
  • 2014 – “M41 – the Portrait of the Heart of Asia”  – PUOT gallery, Polanica-Zdrój, Poland
  • 2012 – “M41 – the Portrait of the Heart of Asia” – Magazyn Kultura gallery, Cracow, Poland
  • 2012 – “Photobsession” –  ART-Cafe Gallery, Kraków, Poland
  • 2009 – “Sandbox” – pARTer gallery, Kłodzko, Poland

Clients

Red Bull, National Geographic, The North Face, Jeep, Dr Irena Eris, Pascal, Znak, Czarne etc.

Publications

National Geographic Polska, National Geographic Traveler, Duży Format, FOTO (PL i CZ), Fluid (F), MDC (Mex), Sport Magazin (A)