Rafal Milach

visual artist, photographer and author, Poland visit website

Rafal Milach © Marek Szczepanski

2008, 1st prize stories, Arts and Entertainment

2008, 1st prize stories, Arts and Entertainment

2008, 1st prize stories, Arts and Entertainment

2008, 1st prize stories, Arts and Entertainment

Born in Poland, Rafał Milach’s work focuses on topics related to the transformation in the former Eastern Bloc.  

Rafal is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, and the ITF Institute of Creative Photography of the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic–where he currently lectures.

Rafal is a finalist of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018, and a former World Press Photo contest winner.

His award-winning photo books include The Winners, 7 Rooms, and The First March of Gentlemen. His works have been widely exhibited in Poland and worldwide, and can be found in the collections of the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, the ING Polish Art Foundation, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan), and Brandts in Odense (Denmark).

He is the co-founder of the Sputnik Photos collective.

Rafał has received scholarships from the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Magnum Foundation, and the European Cultural Foundation.

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