ROSPHOTO, in partnership with Polish Institute in Saint Petersburg, presents the project Polish Individualities by photographer Krzysztof Gierałtowski.

In 1972‒1995, Gierałtowski created an array of black and white photographic portraits of famous Polish writers, artists, architects, actors, and directors. In 2009, he carefully picked 44 photographs, which he edited and supplemented with short comments in Polish, English, French, and Spanish, telling personal stories of encounters with his models. The project, known as Polish Individualities, was carried out under the patronage of the National Library in Warsaw.

As the author puts it, “The idea of a portfolio encompassing my early black and white portraits was recurring in my daily life, despite my devotion to color, which has prevailed in my attitude to photography over the course of 21 years.”

The exhibition is part of the Polish Film Week in Saint Petersburg.

Free admission

20 August — 22 September