Award 2007

1979 PL
Agata Madejska



In "Kosmos" I focus on a particular section of an urban environment - on playground objects made of stainless steel, of which I took pictures in the last hour of the daylight for the purpose of showing their unusual but in the broader sense maybe "true face". In these hours a change takes place: the light leaves, the darkness arrives. This composition lets the objects shine. The space disappears as a result of the reduction of the light. What remains, is the exaggerated form of the objects. Due to his property, the playground equipment allows us an access into an unusual world, or rather said in a forgotten or an unlearned world. It leads us back to the haptic, back to the time when it wasn´t necessary to think about essential things; back to a time when one wanted to feel. Simultaneously, because of the way the photographycs where taken, we feel the unknown of that distant period, the estrangement caused by memories.




1979 born in Warsaw, since 1992 in Germany 1996 - 1997 residence in Fontana, California 1999 - 200 studies of history of arts, Heinrich-Heine-Unversity, Düsseldorf 2000 photography course at the University of Duisburg-Essen, communications design 2004 scholarship, ESAG Penninghen, Paris 2007 diploma degree with distinction; Awards and Exhibitions: 2001 2nd prize at the photographer and journalistic competion RAG AG 2006 Kodak award for the promotion of young talents 2006 Photokina, Köln, Gruner + Jahr Pressehaus, Hamburg, Galerie Mikro, Düsseldorf and 2007 Sparkasse Essen, "Gute Aussichten 2007, 2008 -Young German Photography" for the work "Kosmos"