Patryk Karbowski

Halfway

A middle-sized city in the center of Poland, halfway between the mountains and the Baltic Sea. Neither rich, nor really poor, with a typical history of a region’s industrial capital which blossomed in the time of state socialism and lost that position after 1989. Such places evolve in a very special way. With advancements in technology and funds from the European Union, the look of both the city and the people has been changing. But still, both remain a medley of the past they come from and the effects of modernization, influenced by the local mentality. A halfway state, in between present and past, between east and west, between here and now.

Born in 1989. Graduated from the National Filmschool in Łódź. He is mainly interested in the documentary photography which he uses to describe social phenomena, present in the the reality surrounding him. His works have been awarded (e.g. finalist of the Magnum Expression Award, New York Photo Festival) and exhibited at various festivals in Poland and abroad.