Structures of the city

Photographs by Tomasz Sobczak

As part of the Görlitz photo festival “Schauplätze” the exhibition is open for visitors from 06.10. – 01.11.20 at the FVKS (Förderverein Kulturstadt Görlitz-Zgorzelec e.v.), Untermarkt 23, Görlitz, Tue to Sun from 12:00-16:00.

Copyright Tomasz Sobczak
Structures of the city

The author removes the colour(s) of the world under consideration and replaces them with his own.

Like in the works of Mondrian and Miro, the unreal structure seems to remain the same, but now radiates a feeling of lightness: it is fascinating to add a mysterious expression to “grey everyday life”. By doing so, some things even become fairy-tale like, others perhaps better.


Born 1977 in Bolesławiec. Graduate of Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, residencies at the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Academy in Cracow and the Pedagogical Academy in Cracow. Studies of photography at the Maria Curie University Skłodowska in Lublin with distinction. For many years Sobczak has been connected with the city of Tarnów, where he is president of the tradition-rich photographers’ association TTF since 2008.

In 2013 he was awarded the EFIAP title [Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP)] of Master Photographer. Since 2018, Sobczak has been a full member of the Polish National Photographic Club RP and a board member since 2019. Multiple winner of art fellowships, worldwide awards. (fotograf)