Rafał Milach, Gordon MacDonald
"Milach has produced an encyclopedic work of tragic comic proportions. It's mocking sideways glance at the last surviving communist dictatorship in Europe."
This book is dedicated to winners of various state and local competitions supported by the Belarusian authorities. The list of the winners also includes the best of the best in contests promoting beauty or public space maintenance. Winners are present in kolkhozes, schools, public institutions, nightclubs, village discos and on Boards of Honour in almost each Belarusian town.
GOST Books is a photography and visual arts publishers founded by Gordon MacDonald and Stuart Smith, and based in London.
Rafał Milach - Photographer and author. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice and the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava, Czech Republic, where he now lectures. For 10 years he has been pursuing projects related to transformation in Russian-speaking countries and Central and Eastern Europe. His photographs have been presented at individual exhibitions and international festivals. The winner of major prizes at competitions including World Press Photo, Photography Book Now and the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. Co-founder of the Sputnik Photos international collective.
Gordon MacDonald - Director of GOST Books, writer and photographer. Founding Editor of Photoworks magazine. Co-founder of Brighton Photo Fringe. One of two members, with wife Clare Strand, of the MacDonaldStrand artistic collective.
23.05.2014, 6 PM
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow