Radek Polak


I ma a graduate of Photography at the Multimedia Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland. I am focused on portraiture and documentary photography. I am interested in male identity and traditional communities. For the last years i have been working on documentary projects in Poland and Georgia, encountering a variety of characters and human stories. As a commercial photographer I regularly photographs celebrities from the world of music , culture, science and politics. My work is published in national press both in Poland and in Georgia (Elle, Esquire, Gala, MALE MAN, Twój Styl, Anabechdi and Hot Chocolate). I am also working with polish and georgian musicians ( i.e. Soft Eject or Green Room). Between 2008 and 2011 I was a lecturer in Warsaw Academy of Photography. In 2008 I was granted the first prize at Best lifestyle cover category of the Grand Front Awards, Poland. in 2009 I was a jury member of Kolga Photo Festival in Tbilisi. Between 2012 and 2014 I formed a creative team with Maja Kaszkur. We came up with two photographic documentaries series . One of our stories was awarded a honorable mention at the International Photography Awards and then published in aCurator magazine. In 2012 I started a 3-years’ photographic work on „Georgian Taste”, a book on Georgian culture, people and cuisine, published in Poland in 2015.
The book was sold in 6000 copies.



2004 -Polska Diary” Polak/Pruska/Długosz – Lille, France
2005 – Polska Diary Polak/Pruska/Długosz – Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
2005 – Antyfotografie – IV Photo Biennal, Poznan, Poland
2006 – POLAND NOW – Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2008 – Photo Month Krakow, Poland
2014 – Untitled Open Air Festival, Sieradz, Poland
2015 – Untitled – Photo Festival Sopot, Poland
2016 – I am my father’s brother – Photo Festival Sopot, Poland


2007 – 6 months scholarship from Polish Ministry of Culture for young artists
2012 – grant from Polish Ministry of Culture for publishing Georgian Taste book


2017/2018 – NORTHERN LIGHTS MASTERCLASS – led by Jim Casber, Lars Boering and Marc Proust