All October Miniclick are looking into The Uncanny with a new exhibition in Brighton, ‘Spirit Side’, two new workshops and an evening of talks on Hauntings and The After Life. In keeping with this, we’re very pleased to be working with Sylwia Kowalczyk and Simon Crofts for our first event in Edinburgh. We have three speakers lined up, as we look into The Uncanny…
“Born in North East Scotland in 1968 and raised by wolves I escaped south and found myself studying photography at Salisbury College. Since then I’ve been based in Edinburgh working on commercial as well as personal projects.
My father like his father was a magician. He went out of his way to not encourage me into magic as he saw it was a dying trade at the time. However, I feel I did end up following this path all be it with the use of a camera and a metaphysical worldview.
(born 1985, Scotland) lives in Edinburgh and works around the UK, Europe and further afield. His long term projects have received honours and awards from Ideastap/Magnum Photographic Award, Press Photographers Year and Magenta Flash Forward. His work has appeared in the Sunday Times Magazine, M Magazine du Le Monde, The Guardian Weekend, T-Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Harpers, Mother Jones, The New York Times, The Telegraph Magazine and The Financial Times Weekend Magazine.
Sylwia Kowalczyk studied graphic design and photography at Krakow Academy of Fine Arts and the Edinburgh College of Art. Her work looks at using optical illusions to create an ambiguity about what is real and what isn’t.
Her latest series of collages ‘Lethe’ won in PDN Photo Annual 2016 ‘Personal’ category and in November 2017 photographs from this series will be part of Sylwia’s first solo show in the United States, in Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
Sylwia lives and works in Edinburgh and will be talking about the Polish medium craze of the 1920’s…