Irek Graff – info in English

IREK GRAFF
Photographer, teacher, photo editor, designer, music and multimedia publisher, author of articles about photography, nature, travels.

Since 2003 he has run almost 100 photo courses, gave many lectures and organized lots of photo walks and tours. In June 2015 he had 5-day photo workshops in Luxembourg during the Festival of Polish Culture, followed two times later.
Regular guest of photo and diaporama festivals, author of many multimedia slide shows and multi-awarded diaporamas, such as „Dead ? Alive” (Grand Prix of 47 Epinal Image Festival in France).

President of the Polish Nature Photographers' Union ZPFP (2004-07), earlier the President of the Warsaw branch of this society. He has organized 7 nature photo festivals (2 international), about 50 group exhibitions and 10 photo competitions, hundreds of slideshows and meetings. In 2005 he created a set of 12 diaporamas for ZPFP, presented during EXPO in Japan and festivals in Germany, Belgium, Italy, France, Poland. They were awarded in international competitions by IFWP and in Australia.

Music fan and manager. His record label has released three CDs of a respected vocalist & multiinstrumentalist Magda Piskorczyk.

www.fotokursownia.com
www.graff.art.pl

Foto: Łukasz Zandecki
Foto: Irek Graff

CHOSEN AWARDS:

  • I Place, cat. Nature, for ZPFP group slide shows: „Open for the Close-up”, Adelaide AV Fest, Australia, 2011;
  • I Place, cat. Nature, for ZPFP group slide shows: „Lesson of Dance”, Adelaide AV Fest, Australia, 2009;
  • II Place for „Dead ? Alive” and III Place for „No Magic” – Diaporama Festival, Valparaiso, Chile, 2008;
  • II Place and Golden Medal of Fotoklub RP for „Dead ? Alive”, XXIX Pomeranian Meetings with Diaporama, FIAP Patronage, Poland, 2008;
  • Grand Prix for diaporama: „Dead ? Alive”, Festival International de l’image d’Epinal, France, 2008;
  • II & III Place, ZPFP group Slide Shows: „Moment of Life” & „Lesson of Dance”, International Federation of Wildlife Photography 2007;
  • I Place, cat. „Our responsibility to the world”, IFWP, 2006;
  • II Place, cat. General, Slide show „Dead ? Alive”, Multidiaporama 2006;
  • FIAP Ribbon for: „Window”, Diapol Slide Competition, Radom 2004;
  • Grand Prix for The Best Exhibition, Mikrosfera Festival, Białowieza, 2002

PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS:

  • Polish Culture Festival in Luxembourg – joint exhibitions and lecture, Bourscheid Castle, September 2018,
  • Multiphot Audiovisuel, Festival de l’Image Projetée, Chelle, France, March 2012
  • Dia Sotto le Stelle, Busto Arsizio near Milan, Italy – 3 ZPFP presentations, October 2010
  • Multiphot Audiovisuel, Festival de l’Image Projetée, Chelle, France, 4 ZPFP presentations, March 2010
  • Fantadia, Asolo, Italy, individual and ZPFP presentations, May 2009
  • Dia Sotto le Stelle, Busto Arsizio near Milan, Italy – presentation: set of individual diaporamas, October 2008
  • Pomeranian Meetings with Diaporama, Szczecin, Poland – multimedia digital presentations: „ZPFP: Our Fascinations” & „10 Years of ZPFP”, November 2005 & 2008
  • Visions of Nature, Izabelin near Warsaw, Poland – multimedia digital presentations: „Ptaki (Birds)” with photos of M. Matysiak i C. Pióro, November 2007
  • Visions of Nature, Izabelin near Warsaw, Poland – multimedia digital presentations: „ZPFP: Our Fascinations” & „10 Years of ZPFP”, November 2005
  • BVN Natuurfotografie Festival, Bornem, Belgium, multimedia digital presentations: „ZPFP: Our Fascinations”, plus individual photo exhibition, October 2005
  • GDT Nature Photo Festival, Lünen, Germany, multimedia digital presentations: „ZPFP: Our Fascinations” & „10 Years of ZPFP”, 2005
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