Shots of Modernism

photography competition 

29.09 Saturday competition results 

Renoma Empik, 6.00pm

Wrocław's modernist architecture is mostly known for the works of famous German designers such as Erich Mendelssohn and Max Berg - authors of innovative projects which influenced architecture far beyond the borders of Silesia. Many of these buildings have been restored and are considered nowadays as the most admired by tourists and the most famous monuments of Wrocław. This is no longer the case when it comes to projects originating from the post-war modernist period. Although, in terms of architecture, style and innovatory approach they don't t differ from their excellent predecessors, they are often doomed to oblivion, overgrown with dirt and skipped by the visitors.

The aim of the competition is to present a photo of a building located in Wrocław and representing the postwar modernism. Both: the competition and the submitted works exhibition shall take place during DoFA'12 Festival. The main theme of this year’s edition will be CITY-PLACE-APARTMENT 

Works submitted for the contest should attempt to answer the following questions: 

What is the place of residence / house / flat / street / square? 

What is it that creates it and defines it ? 

What is important and recognizable about it?

The competition was held under the auspices of well-known and respected photographers as well as lecturers of the Faculty of Architecture at the Wrocław University of Technology, who were at the same time members of the Jury:

Czesław Chwiszczuk - lecturer at Academy of Fine Arts, President of Association of Polish Art Photographers Lower Silesian Branch. 
Agata Gabiś - art historian, Foundation for the Promotion of Art ”Transformer” 
Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak - professor at Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Technology, author of many projects built in the 60s and 70. in Wrocław 
Paweł Jancewicz - director of Academy of Photography 
Roman Rutkowski - lecturer at Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Technology, Vice President of SARP Wrocław 
Krzysztof Smyk - photographer, author of many photographs of Wrocław’s buildings 
Łukasz Wojciechowski - lecturer at Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Technology, VROA architekci


Przemysław Skrzypczyk

housing estate WSM Pod Jaworami


Anna Dziubińska

Residential area PKWN Square 


Dorota Rogacz



Ewa Zielińska

Access balconies housing 


Wojciech Bzdyk

Residential building, 8 Piłsudskiego St.


Justyna Jaworek

Residential building, 73 Agrestowa St.

HONORABLE MENTION of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak 

Agata Kaźmierczak 

Residential building of Teatralna St. and Skargi St.