Photographer, Professor of the Academy of fine arts, Warsaw, Poland.
A recognised classic of the humanistic movement in contemporary photography.
Witold Krassowski took up photography in the early 1980s. He was press photographer for the Polish weeklies ‘Ład’ and ‘Przegląd Katolicki’, then in the late 1980s began collaborating with ‘The Independent Magazine’ and joined the UK photo agency ‘Network Photographers’. He worked in Poland, UK, Austria, Russia, Switzerland, Egypt, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Italy, Germany, Mongolia, Bolivia, Khazastan. Specially for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) he shot in Columbia.
Working for various prestigious publications such as Liberation, Globe, Stern, Der Spiegel, Focus, the Observer, New Yorker, Forbes, etc. Krassowski travelled the world and was twice winner of the World Press Photo contest (1992, 2003).
16:00 — 19:00
The Phenomenon of Humanitarian Photography and Its Place in the Paradigm of Cultural Heritage: Peculiarities of the Genre, Meanings, Theory and Practice