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Andrzej Baturo


b. 1940


Andrzej Baturo was born in Vilnius, in 1940. He is a photographer and active member of the Artistic Council of the Union of Polish Photographic Artists in Warsaw, publisher and curator for the Photographic Gallery B&B and organiser of numerous Polish and international photographic events, including the pioneering Review of Social Documentary Photography in Bielsko-Biała (since 1980), and the FotoArt Festival (since 2005) - the latter co-directed with his wife and originator of the idea, Inez.

Also, an expert advisor to the Minister of Culture and National Heritage on issues of artistic photography, author of numerous papers on social documentary photography delivered at various photographic conferences and panel discussions in Poland and abroad, and an honorary member of the Business Centre Club.

Winner of the Cultural Award "Icarus" of the Mayor of Bielsko-Biała, 2005; the Annual Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding achievements in visual arts, 2007 (both jointly received with his wife, Inez); Bronze Medal for Merit to Culture - Gloria Artis, 2009.

His photographs have been published in numerous albums and anthologies, including Mistrzowie polskiego pejzażu (Masters of Polish Landscape), Antologia Fotografii Polskiej (Anthology of Polish Photography) and Z kart fotografii polskiej (Collection of Polish Photographs). His original works can be found in the National Museum in Wrocław and the Photographic History Museum in Kraków, to name but two such institutions.

His other works include postcards, calendars, monographic albums, such as Beskidy and Cieszyn (both published with his wife, Inez), and group albums, including Góry Polskie (Polish Mountains), Bielsko-Biała, Mistrzowie krajobrazu (Masters of Landscape). The album Beskidy won him the prestigious Amber Book Award which he received during the Meeting of Good Books' Publishers in Gdańsk (1995) and the Most Beautiful Book of the Year Award in the Competition of the Polish Book Publishers Association (1995).

Andrzej Baturo, with reportage Match Polish England 1973
Andrzej Baturo, with reportage Match Polish England 1973
Andrzej Baturo, with reportage Match Polish England 1973
Andrzej Baturo, with reportage Match Polish England 1973

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