This book by Tomasz Gudzowaty (born 1970), a photographer otherwise known for impeccably crafted black-and-white images, is a bold and unexpected attempt to embrace the aesthetics of chance, hidden in what he once considered a byproduct of his artistic process--the positive prints from Polaroid Type 55 film.
Here, Nan Goldin draws on Tomasz Gudzowaty's archive to create her own narrative from his work. The people in the photographs--flying, floating, upside down--strive to liberate themselves from their corporeal limitations. As Goldin puts it, "they are breaking the rules of how we are bound to the earth."
This is the first monograph on Tomasz Gudzowaty (born 1971), whose photographs range from social documentary to portraiture, wildlife to sport, black-and-white photojournalism to sophisticated color compositions. In the editing of his book, Gudzowaty departs from chronological or thematic order, preferring a flow defined by moods and relationships.
Published by Steidl. Introduction by Franca Sozzani.
Tomasz Gudzowaty has traveled extensively throughout sub-Saharan Africa, amassing thousands of images of elephants, lions, cheetahs, wildebeest, zebras and other species. In 2008 he documented a remote emperor penguin colony in the Weddell Sea. This book captures his nature photography.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Tomasz Gudzowaty, et al.
Polish photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty (born 1971) documents the lives of ship scrappers in Chittagong, the second-largest city in Bangladesh, where nearly 40 percent of the 700 ocean-going ships taken out of service every year are scrapped. Gudzowaty’s photographs, executed on black-and-white film stock, record their arduous labors.