Szymon Rogiński

Polish photographer. Made a name for himself with his UFO project, a series of staged shots developed between 2005 and 2007 which used artificial lighting to conjure up night scenes of extraterrestrial landings. In 2003–2006 he conceived the Poland Synthesis series, a nighttime portrait of the Polish provinces. This was followed in 2009 by Warsaw, where a bird’s-eye view of the city plays an instrumental role.

His artistic education started with acting studies at the “School on Wheels” Derevo Theater, Germany/Netherlands (1997–1998). After graduating in artistic photography in Gdańsk, he started his professional career at the Photography Department of the National Museum in Gdańsk (1999–2000) and at Gazeta Wyborcza photographic studio (2000–2004). He was twice (2010 and 2013) granted a Ministry of Culture scholarship. Teaches at the Academy of Photography and works with LAF Artist Management agency.

Rogiński has participated in several group shows in reputed art institutions in Poland and abroad, including the Mart Contemporary Exhibition Project, Italy (2014), BOZAR, Brussels (2012), and CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2008), as well as holding solo exhibitions.


I’m looking for a non-standard, open approach to the medium of photography. I’m interested in any work made honestly, with the possible exception of reportage and clichéd fashion. I like creativity, industry, not dogmatism, and awareness of the photographic medium in the context of the present day.

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