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It’s good between us – Adamski, Forecki, Stachowiak and Wykrota at the Wrocław show

The exhibition “We are good” is the first look at the work of well-known photojournalists in the context of complex social relations. From the early 1980s through changes and changes to the present day.

“Between us is better” is a joint exhibition of photographers from Poznań’s PIX.HOUSE: Michał Adamski, Mariusz Forecki and Adriana Wykrota and Mariusz Stachowiak. It is the first look at their archive in the context of complex social relations. It is also the first attempt to combine different viewpoints and perspectives.

The title of the show refers to Dorota Masłowska’s drama, one of TR Warszawa’s biggest hits, directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna. A polarized society, weighed down by the weight of history, lost individuals, faith, pride and prejudice. All this, seasoned with the sharp language of the author of the play, creates a portrait of Polish society.

photo: Adrian Wykrota, from the exhibition “It’s good between us”

This reference encourages a cautious but sometimes ironic look at the photographs presented in the exhibition. Gestures, symbols, ties, addictions – the narrative revolves around them. What is worth noting is how the cinematographers see it and what kind of situations are captured in the frames with the participation of individuals and groups. “Between us is fine” is an exhibition of scenes from the life of Polish society from the beginning of the 1980s to the time of change and change to the present day.

The exhibition consists of individual works and series. Photos, texts, but also their exposure format met. Also important are the books, whose closed form complements the photographers’ statements. Publications designed by Andrzej Dobosz focus on topics important to Polish society. They are also a complex analysis of behavior and trends that photographers observe and document.

photo: Michał Adamski, from the exhibition “Between us is good”

photo: Mariusz Stachowiak, from the exhibition “It’s good between us”

Among the presented works, you can see a fragment from the series “Near the Earth, Far from the Sky”, photographs taken by Michał Adamski during women’s demonstrations, as well as images from the projects “No”, “Nothing Interesting”, ” Wedding, Adrian Wykrota and “Mechanism”, “Blue Box” Mariusz Forecki and “Because I Live” Mariusz Stachowiak (published by PIX.HOUSE).

Curator: Monika Szewczyk-Wittek

When and where?

Inauguration exhibitions “We’re fine” held on Friday, March 3, 2023 a year, approx time. 18.00 In Photo-Gen Gallery Culture and art center in Wroclaw author Nankiera square 8.

For Saturdays March 4that 12:00 p.m scheduled curator-guided tour. The pictures will be on display on 21.5. until.

More information can be found at

Author profiles

Michal Adamski -born in 1976 in Poznań. He was one of the founders of the PIX.HOUSE foundation and gallery. He is a member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers and a student at the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava (Czech Republic). Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in 2017 and Marshal of the Wielkopolska region in 2015. His works have been exhibited in the USA, Portugal, Germany, Lithuania and Poland. He mainly deals with the implementation of long-term documentary projects. He focuses on creating honest stories, but his own interpretation of reality sets the tone. In his photography, he touches on social issues where people and their lives in today’s world are important. He photographs for the Public Protests Archives.

Mariusz Forecki -born in 1962 in Poznań. Photographer, documentarian. Graduated from the Institute of Creative Photography at the University of Silesia in Opava (Czech Republic), authored many projects documenting the changes in Poland after 1989. He also takes intensive photographs in the territories of the former Soviet Union (Armenia, Belarus, Chechnya, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine). He has won many awards in press photography competitions, including the Young Art Medal (1993) and the Artistic Award of the City of Poznań (2010). In 2004, he received an award from the Polish Association of Fine Art Photographers for his achievements in documentary photography. In 2010, he received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. In 2016, he received an award for the book “Man in dark glasses” designed by Andrzej Dobosz in the category: contemporary photography during the Bratislava Photo Month, the book “Mechanism” won the Grand Press Photo book of the year (2020). ). Mariusz Forecki is one of the founders of the PIX.HOUSE foundation and a lecturer at the Wrocław School of Photography. Until 1991, he worked for the weekly Wprost, later for the weekly Poznaniak, the Polish Press Office, Redakcja Fotograficzna and Gazeta Wyborcza. He is a member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers.

Mariusz Stachowiak -born in 1956 in Gniezno, d. 2006. From 1982 to 1990, he worked as a photo editor at “Wprost” and created a large photo brand for this weekly magazine. He later joined Dziennik Poznański (1991-1993). From 1993, he worked as an independent photographer and was involved in the theater. Filming in the theater, he impressed the directors with formal solutions that showed a feeling for the specificity, climate and language of individual performances. He left behind a vast, mostly unexplored archive.

Adrian Wykrota -born in 1988 in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, living in Poznań. Photographer, documentary maker, founder and founder of PIX.HOUSE Foundation. Graduated with honors from the Creative Photography Institute of the University of Silesia in Opava, Czech Republic with a degree in Cultural Studies – Media Studies and English Philology. Doctoral student at ITF SU. Fellow of the Ministry of Culture, ZAIKS, Marshal of the Province of Wielkopolska and the City of Poznań. Participant of Magnum Photos workshops in Birmingham and Belfast. In 2014, Magnum Photos selected him among the world’s 30 best photographers under the age of 30. The winner and finalist of the competitions, e.g. IPA, Grand Press Photo, BzWBK Press Photo, Lumix Festival, Leica Street Photo, Photojournalist of the Year. He presented his work in exhibitions in Poland and around the world. His book No was included in the Tate Modern collection in London, curated by Martin Parr.

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