Krzysztof Candrowicz is founder and director of the International Festival of Photography in Lodz Poland, of the Foundation of Visual Education and the Lodz Art Center. In 2004, he established a network of 30 European festivals of photography, called Photo Festival Union.
Krzysztof Candrowicz is also working as a guest curator and visiting lecturer in numerous organizations, museums, schools and festivals in Europe and worldwide. He was a member of the Jury of various art projects; e.g. Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award (Arles, France), The Hasselblad Foundation Award, Deutsche Börse European Photography Prize (London, UK), Historical Book Award and the Author Book Award (Arles, France), Syngenta Photography Award (Basel, Switzerland), Prix Pictet – The global award in photography and sustainability (London, UK).
In January 2014, he became artistic director of the Triennial of Photography Hamburg.
Krzysztof Candrowicz studied Sociology of Art at the University of Lodz in Poland. He completed his postgraduate studies of “Cultural Management” at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. He studied photography at the International Photography Forum KWADRAT in Wroclaw, Poland.
From 2001 onwards Krzysztof Candrowicz was expert in more than one hundred portfolio reviews all over Europe as well as in the USA, China, Brazil and Russia. Besides his main work, he committed himself regularly to the fields of science and politics and creative industry. He was speaker at the TEDx Warsaw and at the European Cultural Forum – FORUM D’AVIGNON, lecturer at the University of Lodz and the George Eastman House, Rochester, USA. In 2012 he was chosen for the program 40 UNDER 40 in Europe, that promotes top European leaders and intellectuals.
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