++ black sea of concrete - rafal milach ++

Rafal Milach is a documentary photographer based in Warsaw, Poland. He graduated Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland and ITF in Opava, Czech Republic. For more than 10 years he has been working on transition issues in Russian speaking countries and CEE region. This work resulted with the book called 7 Rooms (Kehrer Verlag 2011) and such essays as The Grey (2002), Wunderland (2006) or Black Sea of Concrete (2009). Rafal’s photos were exhibited in MoCA Shanghai and are the part of collection of Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art in Japan. They have been also presented within Photoespana, Look3, Rencontres Photogrphiques d’Arles. In 2007 Rafal took part in Joop Swart Masterclass run by World Press Photo Foundation. Within next 3 years he received stipends from Polish Ministry of Culture, European Cultural Foundaion and Visegrad Fund. His Pictures have been awarded in World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, Photography Book Now and New York Photo Festival Awards.
In 2006 together with 10 other Central Eastern European photographers, Rafal created a photo collective Sputnik Photos,, to document, promote and spread knowledge on transition issues in CEE countries. In 2011 Rafal became a guest lecturer of Institute for Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava / Czech Republic.

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