Krzysztof Gierałtowski, photographer
Address: ul. Panieńska 9 m. 7, 03-704 Warsaw.
Phone/fax: (+48) 22 741 30 41; (+48) 602 364 543;
E-mail: krzysztof@gieraltowski.pl; www.gieraltowski.pl

Member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers ZPAF and the Association of Authors ZAiKS. Corresponding Member of the German Photography Society DGPh.

Fellowships from the Polish and Dutch Ministries of Culture, the Government of the French Republic, the United States Information Agency, and Fondation pour une Entraide Intellectuelle Européenne, as well as the Society of Authors ZAiKS.

In 2007, Minister of Culture of RP awarded K. Gierałtowski with Gloria Artis silver medal for Merit to Culture. Winner of K.C. Norwid Award in 2011. He received the 2013 Award of the Minister of Culture and Nationale Heritage in Visual Arts. In 2014, he was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta by the President of the Republic of Poland and "Bene Merito" honorary distinction granted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland in recognition of promoting Poland internationally.

Works in Public and Private Collections:
Library of Congress, Washington; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; MoMA, New York, N.Y; Henie-Onstad Art Center, Oslo; Norsk Museum for Fotografi, Preus Fotomuseum, Horten, Norwegen; Det Kongelige Bibliotek/The National Museum of Photography, Kopenhagen; Rijksuniwersiteit Prentenkabinet, Leiden; Musée de l'Europe, Bruxelles; Fondation Auer pour la photographie, Hermance (CH); Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; Bibliothèque Polonaise de Paris B.P.P.; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; Museum Ludwig, Köln; Rheinisiches Landesmuseum, Bonn; Fotomuseum Münchner Stadtmuseum, München; Deutsches Polen-Institut, Darmstadt; Kupferstich-Kabinett Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden; Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg, Halle (Saale); Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus; Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Kaliningradskij Obłastnoj Muzej; Ruskij Muzej Fotografii, Niżnij Novgorod; Nacionalinis M.K. Čiurlionio dailės muziejus, Kaunas; Lietuvos Nacionaliné Martyno Matvydo biblioteka, Vilnius; Ausros Muzieius, Šiaulai (Lt); Muzej Sowremenogo Izobrazitielnogo Iskusstwa, Minsk; Nationalnij Muzej u Lvovi; Moravska Galerie, Brno; Jagiellonian Library, Cracow; Museum of the History of Photography, Cracow; Cricoteka, the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, Cracow; National Museums, Warsaw, Wrocław and Poznań; Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz; Royal Castle, Warsaw; The National Library, Warsaw; Library and Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw; The Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature, Warsaw; Polin, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw; Zachęta, National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Centre of Contemporary  Art "Signs of Time" in Toruń; Museum of the Middle Pomerania, Słupsk; "ef" Gallery Jerzego Olka, Stary Gierałtów; School of Humanities and Journalism, Poznań; Academy Podlaska, Siedlce; Pomorska Philharmony, Bydgoszcz; F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg; Jurgen Laban, Hamburg; L. Fritz Gruber, Köln; Bert Hartkamp, Amerongen (NL); Liesabeth Brandt Corstius, Arnhen; Lanfranco Colombo, Milano; Joanna and Krzysztof Modelscy, Poznań, Maciej Witucki, Jerzy Starak and Wojciech Jędrzejewski, Warsaw. Museums of Posters in Essen, Lahti, Warsaw/Wilanów; National Museum Poznań and National Museum of Przemysl land, Przemyśl.

Encyclopaedias and Books
"The First Year of Theatre", Art and Film Publishers WAiF, Warsaw 1977. Encyclopédie International des Photographes "Auer Index des photographes de 1939 à nos jours" Ed. Camera Obscura, Heermance (CH) 1985. "Ohne uns lauft nix, Herberts, Workers Look at Their Company", ECON Verlag, Dusseldorf 1991. Contemporary Photographers/Third Edition, St. James Press, NY 1995. "Photographie des 20. Jahrhunderts". Museum Ludwig, Köln, Benedikt Taschen Verlag, Köln 1996. "Krzysztof Gierałtowski, Portraits" an album, Art and Film Publishers WAiF, received an award from the Polish Society of Book Publishers PTWK, Warsaw 1998. "Poland Always Near", a promotional album (in Englisch, German and Polish), bmb Promotions, Warsaw 2000. "Who is who: in Poland", Polish Information Agency, Warsaw 2001. "Playing with the Portrait. Gierałtowski’s Documentation 1962–2004", Gierałtowski Gallery/Studio, Warsaw 2004. "Gierałtowski, "Face as sign", an album, (in Polish and German), Gierałtowski Gallery/Studio, Warsaw 2005. "Photographers 1946-2006. Biographic Dictionary of Polish Photographers", Association of Polish Art Photographers ZPAF, Warsaw 2006. "Photography: Collection Catalogue", National Museum, Wrocław. "Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon", vol. 53. K.G.Saur Verlag, München 2007. "Varsovians and others", (in Polish and English) the Old City Culture House, Warsaw 2008. "Lightsensitive", Photography Collection, National Museum, Warsaw 2009. "Polish Individualities". (in Polish, English, German and French) National Museum, Gdańsk 2011. "A portrait without a face", (in Polish and English), Foundation of Photography Development, Warsaw 2013. Encyklopedia Personalities RP, (in Polish) Oxford Encyklopedia Ltd. London. "Polish Individualities" (in Polish, English, Spanish and Basque) Office Festival Impart, Wrocław. "Ring Gierałtowskiego" (in Polish and English), Fundacja Rozwoju Fotografii, Warsaw. "CHRYSTALIS", Polish Culture Institut, Londyn 2016. "Gespräche über Polnische Fotografie", Jens Pepper, Klak Verlag, Berlin. "Stories of Photography told in Rybnik 2004-2018", Rybnik Festival of Photography, Rybnik. "Wigry our Wigry", Museum of Wigry, Stary Folwark. "Performative Portrait", Ewelina Woźniak-Czech, Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, Poznań, "Sketches for a Portrait", (in Polish and English), Museum of the History of Photography, Cracow. "X Wierzb", City Art Gallery BWA, Kielce 2018.

Selected Monographic Publications:
FOTOGRAFIA (PL) 3/15/79, quarterly. FOTOGRAFIE 80' (ČSSR) 3/XXIII/80, quarterly. PROJEKT (PL) 5-6/83, bimonthly. EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY (BRD) 1/17/84, quarterly. FOTOGRAFIE (DDR) 11/84, monthly. ZDANIE (PL) 7/8/1987, monthly. CAMERA INTERNATIONAL (F) 2/15/88, quarterly. SZTUKA (PL) 5-6/88, bimonthly. FOCUS (NL) 10/88, monthly. CLICHE (B) 12/52/88, monthly. ČESKOSLOVENSKA FOTOGRAFIE (ČSSR) 3/89, monthly. itd (PL) 49/941/78, 42/987/79, 23/1413/88, 1/1443/89 weekly. FOTOGRAFIE (BRD) 1/91, monthly. 6 X 9 FOTOGRAFIA (PL) 2/91, quarterly. MAGAZYN GAZETY WYBORCZEJ (PL) 6/99, weekly. VIVA (PL) 5/01, biweekly. MAGAZYN FOTOGRAFICZNY (PL) 4/5/01 and 2/03, bimonthly. NEWSWEEK (PL) 1/02, weekly. PRZEKRÓJ (PL) 1/01 and 43/02, weekly. DIGIT (PL) 1/03, monthly. IMAGO (SK) 1/15/03, semi-yearly. 100% KRASNYJ (Rus) 5/03, monthly. EXIT, New Art in Poland (PL) 2/54/03, quarterly. GUTENBERG (PL) 2/04, quarterly. SUPER EXPRESS (PL) 15/10/04, daily paper. PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL CAMERAS (PL), 4/04, monthly. FOTO KURIER (PL) 11/04, monthly. POZYTYW (PL) 1/01 and 5/05, monthly. A4 (PL) 22/05, monthly. FOTOGRAFIA (PL) 3/02, quarterly. NOWE KSIĄŻKI (PL) 9/06, monthly. CHIP FOTO VIDEO DIGITAL (PL) 4/06, monthly. NOWAJA POLSZA (PL) 7-8/06, monthly. D' FOTO (UA) 4/07, monthly. MASTACTWA (BY) 7/07, monthly. TRENDY (PL) 12/09, monthly. moda.com.pl (PL), 42/10, quarterly. POLITYKA (PL) 6/05, 27/11, 41/13 weekly. STOLICA (PL) 12/11, weekly. FOTO (PL) 8/81, 1/93, 10/96, 12/99, 8/04, 1/10, 9/13, monthly. POLITYKA (PL) 6/05, 27/11, 41/13 weekly. ODRA (PL) 3/14, monthly. FORMAT (PL) 1-2/46/05, 68/14, Artistic magazine. MAGAZYN RZECZPOSPOLITEJ (PL), 43/01 and PLUS MINUS (PL) 12-13/14, magazines of RZECZPOSPOLITA daily paper. DIGITAL FOTO VIDEO (PL) 3/75/14, quarterly. ANGORA (PL) 47/1275/14, weekly. KONTEKSTY (PL) 1/05, 2/16, quarterly. FOTO (CZ) 8/13, 31/17, monthly. The interview of the 27.12.2017, for the Polish Press Agency (PAP), Culture and Art. after 1989. WIADOMOŚCI ZAiKS (PL) 15/16, 20/18 quarterly. RZECZPOSPOLITA (PL) online publication, 18.3.2018 and 7.6.2018. Polish Radio S.A./Polish Radio for Abroad, Russian Section 5.10.2018.

Films:
1980
"Photo Gierałtowski", production Małgorzata Jakubowska, POLTEL
2002 "Poles, Poles" Borys Lankosz director, Chanel II of the Polish Public Television.
2008 "Image reading", production, Gierałtowski&Leszczyński, Gallery/Studio Gierałtowski.
2018 "Evening with a photographer-Krzysztof Gierałtowski", hosted by Szymon Glonek, Paweł Duma. "Photography programme without a name" 10.05.2018. youtube.com

Selected Individual Exhibitions: (K) - catalogue
1963 "Photographic Compositions '63", Journalists' Club, Wrocław. 1979 "Printed Faces",
Foto Medium Art, Wrocław – Gallery of the Association of Polish Art Photographers ZPAF, Cracow - International Book and Press Club - Warsaw. 1983 "Ritratti Polacchi" (K), SICOF '83, Milano. "Polen Porträts", Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn. 1984 "Porträts", Münchner Stadtmuseum Fotomuseum, München."13 Bilder" Kleine Galerie PPS F.C.Gundlach; Hamburg. "Polen in Portreten", Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem - Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem. "Menschen aus Polen" (K), Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden. "Krzysztof Gierałtowski, Fotografier", Sonja Henie Onstad Artcenter, Oslo. 1985 "Puolalaisia Muotokuvia" (K), Alvar Aalto-Museo, Jyväskylä. 1987 "New Portraits" (K), The Royal Gate, Pomeranian Duke’s Castle, Szczecin. 1988 "Subjective Portraits" (K), Royal Castle, Warsaw. 1990 "Portraits" (K), Dům pánů z Kunštátu/Kabinet Fotografie Jaromira Funka, Brno. "Neue Portraits", Evangelisches Bildeungswerk, Berlin. "Passage Oost-Europa", Kulturfestival Arnhen, Portraits of the participants of the Festival. 1992 "Porträtsfotografie" (K), Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen IFA Galerie, Berlin - Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg, Halle (Saale). 1996 "Cemetery of My Grandfather", Galeria NOREX, Warsaw. 1997 "Stocktaking-from Realism towards Utopia..." Gierałtowski Gallery/Studio, Warsaw. 1999 "Essays in Colour" (K), Museum of the Middle Pomerania in Słupsk. "Kulturschaffende - Artists of East Berlin VIII-X 1989", Gierałtowski Gallery/Studio, Warsaw. "Portraits", Galeria PAcamera, Suwałki. 2000 "Polen Porträts", Literaturhaus, Frankfurt Book Fair. "Creators of Culture", Congress of the Polish Culture 2000, National Theatre, Warsaw. 2001 "Koloryt" (K), Galeria Bayer A.G., Warsaw. "X" (K), National Museum, Warsaw. "Kolorit-ett försök till analys", Polska Institutet, Stockholm. 2002 "Through the Eyes of Krzysztof Gierałtowski" (K), (in Polish and English) and The Museum of the History of Photography, Krakow – Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz - Pomeranian Duke’s Castle, Szczecin – District Museum of Sandomierz - Vienna Art Center, Vienna – "Miesiac fotografie 2002", Polsky Institut, Bratislava - Cagdas Sanatlar Merkezi, Ankara – 2003 - Municipal Museum in Wrocław Town Hall - Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus - Stadtmuseum Münster – "Transphotographiques" (K), l'ENSAM, Lille - Lituvos Dailes Muzieius, Radvilu Rumuose, Vilnius. 2004 "Face as a Sign", National Museum Poznań. 2005 "photographs, Gierałtowski", Art Gallery BWA, Jelenia Góra. "Kulturschaffende in Ostberlin", Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin. "Face as a sign" (K), (in Polish and German), Królikarnia/National Museum, Warsaw. "Das Gesicht als Zeichen", Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin. 2006 "Visage comme signe - Péchés polonaises" (K), 14ème Biennale Internationale de l'Image de Nancy. "Lenkiškas Portretas" Fujifilm fotografijos galerija, Kaunas. "Polish Portraits" Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk. "Polskie partrety", Mir Foto, Minsk - Kartinnaja galereja im. G.X. Vashchenko, Gomel. 2007 "Das Gesicht als Zeichen", Design Haus, Darmstadt - Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk MDR, Magdeburg - Polnisches Institut, Leipzig. "Suchasnyia polskiia partrety", Gorodenskii Gorodskii Vystavochnyi Zał, Gorodno - Muzei Sovremenovo Izobrazitielnovo Iskusstva, Minsk - Muzei v Ratushe, Vitebsk. "Lice jak stjag" (K), Tretii Misiiac Fotografi u Kiievi - Morskaia Art Galereia, Odessa. "Roots, Props, Essays" Gallery pARTer (K), IX Labirynt Festival, Kłodzko. 2008 "Towards an Electronic Image", the French Institute, Warsaw. "Lenku Portretai", Fotografiios Division, Aušros Muzieius, Šiaulai (Lt). "Inspirations, Props, Essays...", Office of the Artistic Exhibitions BWA, Zielona Góra. "Cracovians and Others", Pawilon Wyspiański 2000, Cracow. "Warsavians and Others" (K), (in Polish and English) Stefan Kisielewski Room in the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw.
2009 "Unwanted Portraits", Gallery of Photography in Municipal Centre of Culture, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski. "Polish Individualities" artistic archival Portfolio, the National Library, Warsaw.
2010
"Polish Individualities" Portfolio, Jagiellonian Library, Cracow, the Museum of the History of Photography, Cracow and Museum of Archeology, Cracow. "Polish Individualities" Portfolio, Bibliothèque Polonaise de Paris B.P.P. – 2011 - University of Warsaw Library - (K), National Museum, Gdańsk. "Polsza, licznost i wremia" (K), Kaliningradskij Obłastnoj Muzej. "A portrait without a face" stady exhibition Exhibition in the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Warsaw. 2012 "Polnische Individualiten" Portfolio, Internationales Zeitungsmuseum, Aachen.2013 "Polske Osobnosti", Portfolio, Polsky Institut, Prague - Dům Umĕni, Opava. "Lenkijos asmenybės" Portfolio, Lietuvos mokslų akademijos Vrublevskių bibliotekoje, Vilnius. "A portrait without a face" (K), Royal Castle, Warsaw – 2014 - National Museum, Wrocław - Museum of the History of Photography, Cracow – National Museum, Lviv. "Face to Face", Town Hall Gallery, Rzeszów. "Polish Individualities", large format open-air exhibition of the Portfolio pictures, Saski Garden, Lublin.
2015
"Face to Face" Amfilada Gallery, Municipal Culture Centre, Olsztyn. "Ring" Centre of Contemporary Art "Signs of Time" in Toruń. "Polish Individualities" Portfolio, Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle (Saale). "Remake", Ney Gallery&Prints, Warsaw. 2016 "Polish Individualities" Portfolio, Gallery Amfilada Municipal Culture Centre, Olsztyn. "Von Angesicht zu Angesicht", August Bebel Institut, Berlin. "Ring" (K), PAcamera Gallery, Suwałki. "Polish Individualities" Portfolio (K), arteko gallery, San Sebastian – Sala de Exposiciones Auditorio y Centro de Congresos "Victor Villegas", Murcia. 2017 "Ring", Polsky Inštitút, Bratislava. "Portretas be veido", Nacionalinis M.K. Čiurlionio dailės muziejus, Kaunas. "Remake" (K) Lengyel Intezet/Budapest Photo Festival. "Polnische Individualitäten" Portfolio, Polnisches Institut, Wien. "Portraits of Masters Krzysztofa Gierałtowskiego"Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor – Cricoteka Cracow. "Ring" 7 Opole Photography Festiwal (K), Opole. 12 photos from, "A portrait without a face" exhibition, Modern Art Festival, Labirynt (K), Słubice/Frankfurt (o). 2018 "The Writers" exhibition, Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature, Warsaw – 15 Rybnik Photography Festival, Rybnik. "Wigry our Wigry" (K), Museum of Wigry, Wigry National Park, Stary Folwark. "Polskije Individualnosti", Ruskij Muzej Fotografii, Nizhnij Novgorod. "X+XII+XL" (K), Office of the Artistic Exhibitions BWA, Kielce. 2019 "Polish Individualities" Portfolio, Gallery of the Association of Polish Artistic Photographers ZPAF, Katowice.

Selected Collective Exhibitions: (K) - catalogue
1962
"Presentations", Saloon "WSPÓŁCZESNOŚĆ" biweekly, Warsaw (with Andrzej Barszczyński). 1979 "Polish Photography" (K), ICP, New York - Museum of Modern Art, Chicago.
1985
"Contemporary Polish Art. Photography" (K), Zachęta, National Gallery of Art, Warsaw - National Museum, Wrocław. 1986 "Fotografier" (K), Det Kongelige Academy of Art, Charlottenborg, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Kobenhavn, (with the participation of, among others: Y. Karsh, A. Sander, C. Beaton, Brassai). "Mastiera polskoj Fotografii Pressy" Wsiesojuznyj Muzej Fotografii, Moskwa -Etnograficzeskiej Muzej, Leningrad. 1987 "Realismus-Metaphor-Geometrie" (K), Osterreich Haus, Palais Palffy, Wien (Works of art of painters and their portraits made by Krzysztof Gierałtowski). 1988 "Het Portret" (K), Canon Image Center/Pulitzer Art Gallery, Amsterdam (10 portraitists, among others A. Newman, D. Michals). 1989 "Wols, Janssen, Gierałtowski. Drei Kunstlerische Aspekte der Photographie" (K), Kupfersitch-Kabinett Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden. "The 150th Anniversary of Photography Exhibition", National Museum, Wrocław. 1990 "Glances/Impressions, Polish Photography of the 1980s", Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz. "Polish scientists portraits", EXPO 93 Polish Stand, Taejo, South Korea.1991 "Vor der Wende - Photographien aus Polen, der ehemaligen DDR, Tschechoslowakei, Ungarn und Jugoslawien", Museum Ludwig, Köln. 1999 "The Poles' Century 1900-99" (K), Stanisławowska Library, Royal Castle, Warsaw - The Museum of the History of Photography, Cracow. 2000 "The 17th Poster Biennale" and previous éditions (K), Museum of Posters Warsaw/Wilanów. 2002 "Images d'Europe" (K), Maison du Danemark, Paris; "100 x Poland", Old Gallery, Association of Polish Art Photographers ZPAF, Warsaw. 2003 Pre-auction Showing, Dom Aukcyjny Polswiss Art (K), Warsaw. 2004 "More than Photography, 5 Years of the POZYTYW monthly", Park Łazienkowski's fence. 2005 "Das Porträt 1970-2000", Fotomuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum (with the participation of, among others, Stefan Moses, Barbara Klemm, Will McBride). 2006 "Znamosti na zaprenou" Moravska galerie v Brne (K), (also participating Bill Brandt, Heinz Cibulka, Ralph Gibson, Paul den Hollander); "20th Century in Polish Photography", from the collection of Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (K), The Shoto Museum of Art Tokio - Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata. 2007 "Polish Photography in the 20th century" (K), (in English) Prospekto galeriia, Vilnius – (K), the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw. 2008 "Dreamers and Witnesses. Polish Photography of the 20th century" (K), Arsenal of the Czartoryski Dukes’, National Museum, Cracow. "OK! Wyspiański" (K), Bunker of Art, National Museum, Cracow. 2009 "Lightsensitive", Photography Collection, (K), National Museum, Warsaw. 2010 "Faces of the Association of Authors ZAiKS", Park Łazienkowski's fence, Warsaw; Portrait E.Axer, Gallery Epson, Photokina, Kolonia.
2011
"15th Saloon of Polish Poster" (K), Museum of Posters, Warsaw/Wilanów. 2012 "Ehxibition for the 20th anniversary of Gallery Baturo&Baturo" (K), Bielsko Biała, 2013 "Voyeur/Creator", Old Gallery of the Association of Polish Artistic Photographers, Warsaw; "16th Saloon of Polish Poster" (K), Museum of Posters, Warsaw/Wilanów. 2015 "Niemen" (K), Ney Gallery&Prints, Warsaw. Presentation at Arts Fair (K), Kubicki Arcades of the Royal Castle, Warsaw. Photography auction (K), desa UNICUM, Warsaw. "Krzysztof Gierałtowski, Made in Polin", Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw. "Didigraphie by Epson", 6. Foto Art Festival, Bielsko-Biała. 2016 "Community Compassion Sympathy" (K), Citi Art Gallery BWA, Częstochowa. "Wild 80’" Ney Gallery&Prints, Warsaw.
2017 Exhibitions and Auctions "Collector¢s Photography"" (K), 3,4 & 5/08, 6/09, 7 & 8/10, 9/11, 10/12, 11/13, 13/14, 17/17. "28 Faces of Czesław Niemen", Granary of the Polish Rock, Jarocin. 2018 "Faces of the Association of Autors ZAiKS", Old Gallery of the Association of Polish Art Photographers ZPAF, Warsaw. "Wigry our Wigry", Ney Galery&Print, Presentation at Arts Fair, Kubicki Arcades of the Royal Castle, Warsaw.

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