About - Adrian Wykrota | documentary photography
Adrian Wykrota - documentary photographer based in Poland.
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Adrian Wykrota

Photographer, founder of PIX.HOUSE gallery. Born (1988) in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, based in Poznan (Poland), photojournalist at Polska Press (Glos Wielkopolski). Member of ZPAF (The Association of Polish Art Photographers). Graduated cultural studies -media specialization and English Philology. Member of UNPOSED collective. Scholarship holder of Marshal of the Wielkopolska region and city of Poznan. Has participated in Magnum Photos workshops in Belfast and Birmingham. In 2014 selected one of the 30 best photographers of the young generation by Magnum Photos. Winner of many important contests: Top 30 Under 30 Magnum Photos, IPA, Grand Press Photo, BzWBK Press Photo, Lumix Festival, Leica Street Photo. His photographs were exhibited in many countries. Blogger: “Co z tą fotografią?”/”What about photography?”.

Awards: 
  • Polish Photojournalist of the year 2016 – nomination
  • Great Poland Press Photo 2016 – main award and 2 honorable awards
  • Grand Press Photo 2015 – nomination
  • BZWBK PRESS PHOTO – 3rd place in culture
  • Great Poland Press Photo 2014 – Grand Prix
  • IPA (International Photography Awards) 2014 – tradition and cultures -honorable mention
  • Slideluck Warsaw 2014 – finalist, doc! photo magazine award -winner
  • IV Leica Street Photo -finalist
  • Grand Press Photo 2014 – I place in sets “Daily Life”
  • Lumix Festival For Young Photojournalism 2014 – finalist
  • Top 30 under 30 – Magnum Photos and the Photography Show- finalist
  • Great Poland Press Photo 2013 – 3 honorable awards
  • IPA (International Photography Awards) 2013 – DEEPER PERSPECTIVE -honorable mention
  • III Leica Street Photo “there is only one moment” – finalist
  • Magnum Showcase – honorable mention
  • Magnum Professional Practice: Belfast – ideastap.com brief winner
  • PUOT EXPO 2013 – honorable mention
  • Instax Day FujiFilm Poland -competition – first place
  • National Student Photography Competition 2013 – third place in Wielkopolska region, second place at the national stage
  • “Discover Europe” Pan European Photo Contest first place in “Citizen of Europe”
  • National Student Photography Competition 2012 – first prize in Wielkopolska and second prize in a national stage
  • II Leica Street Photo “there is only one moment” – finalist
  • Great Poland Press Photo 2012 award in the category of sets
  • Amnesty International Award “Human Rights in the Lens”
Exhibitions: 
  • Great Poland Press Photo 2016 – group – Poznan
  • 5 senses – group – Poznan
  • UNPOSED – group – Lublin
  • Extreme way of the cross – Kaunas Photo – solo – Kaunas
  • The Return – Kaunas Photo – solo – Kaunas
  • Wielkopolska Teraz – PIX.HOUSE – group – Poznan
  • Extreme way of the cross – DSH – group – Warsaw
  • Modern Polish Wedding – Arsenal – solo – Poznan
  • The Return – Slideluck Bangladesh – Dhaka
  • The Return – presentation – The House of Lords – London – UK
  • Modern World – Adrian Wykrota, Damian Chrobak – solo – Ney Gallery – Warsaw
  • Great Poland Press Photo 2014 – group – Poznan
  • The Return – Slideluck Warsaw
  • The Return – solo – Obserwacja Gallery Warsaw
  • The Return – solo – Poznan
  • IV Leica Street Photo – group – Warsaw
  • Eastreet II – international exhibition of street photography from Eastern Europe -group – Lublin
  • Grand Press Photo 2014 – group – countrywide
  • Lumix Festival For Young Photojournalism 2014 – solo – Hannover
  • Top 30 under 30 – Magnum Photos and the Photography Show- group – Birmingham
  • The Personal City – solo exhibition, Poznan
  • Eastreet – international exhibition of street photography from Eastern Europe -group – Lublin
  • Interphoto Photo Festival – group -Bialystok
  • III Leica Street Photo “there is only one moment”- group exhibition in Leica Gallery Warsaw
  • #NaZewnatrz | Street photography outdoor gallery group -Poznan
  • National Student Photography Competition- group exhibition – countrywide
  • II Leica Street Photo “there is only one moment”- group exhibition in Leica Gallery Warsaw
  • Fotodialog – festival of photography Wrzesnia (Poland) – solo exhibition
  • My Wilekopolska 2012 – the national competition- group exhibition, Poznan
  • Great Poland Press Photo 2012 – group exhibition, Poznan
  • Amnesty International Award “Human Rights in the Lens” group exhibition – countrywide
  • Poznan in my eyes – solo exhibition, Poznan
Experience: 
  • Founder of PIX.HOUSE gallery in Poznan – http://pix.house/
  • Staff Photographer at Polska Press (Glos Wielkopolski)
  • Staff Photographer, Founder at Wielkopolska Teraz | 2014 – now | documentary photography project about Greater Poland region
  • Trainer, founder at FaceToFace | 2013 – 2015
  • Blogger at Co z tą fotografią? | 2013 – now | blog about documentary photography
  • Photojournalist freelance at REPORTER POLAND photo agency | 2012 – 2014
  • Coordinator / Trainer at Centrum Biznesu i Promocji Kadr| 2012 | Coordinator / trainer at EU project “Designer“ responsible for the training: “Photography with computer graphics.“
  • Photographer, Photojournalist, Founder at Retrofokus photo agency| 2009 – 2015| commercial photography
  • Freelance Photojournalist at Adrian Wykrota documentary photographer | 2008 – now