Monday, March 26, 2012

Photographer #446: Tomasz Gudzowaty

Tomasz Gudzowaty, 1971, Poland, studied law at the University of Warsaw before starting a career in photography. He started as a nature photographer, turned to social documentary work and is currently focusing on documentary sports photography. He concentrates mostly on non-commercial sports, sports that are not present in the media or those that are somehow different from the mainstream sports. Examples of these activities are pole dancing, sumo wrestling, wrestling and urban golf in India, Lucha Libre; a Mexican version of free wrestling, car racing in Mexico, freerunning, Mongolian horseracing, Chinese gymnasts and synchronized swimming. Tomasz tells his stories in the form of photo-essays. His strong and powerful black and white images are made with a large format analogue camera. His work, consisting of a vast amount of projects, has appeared in numerous exhibitions and magazines as Newsweek, Time and The Guardian and has won a large number of awards amongst which are the World Press Photo and NPPA Best of Photojournalism. The following images come from the essays Naadam Race, Lucha Libre and Pole Dancers' Families.




Website: www.gudzowaty.com

8 comments:

Jimn said...

I've been waiting for him to appear here. )))

Anonymous said...

surely, his father is rich and pay for everything, his son just needs to "click" and you call it photography??? and place it among the best photographers in the world?! L O L!

Jimn said...

Having money and taking good pictures have nothing in common. Uhm, maybe apart from the fact that it's easier to visit desired places.

Rudolf said...

I very happy to see him here :)

@Anonymous: you're pathetic.

Rudolf said...

Of course it supposed to be: "I'm very happy" :D

Dwijayasblog said...

Very interesting art work.

grazia ippolito said...

the stunning pictures of Tomasz Gudzowaty are not

so strong and beautiful because "his father is a rich

man"

how some people could be so silly ?

Anonymous said...

Nice