Rafał Milach is a visual artist, activist, photographer, and educator. His work focuses on the tension between society and power structures. Author of protest books and critical publications on state control.

Biography (PDF)

Rafal Milach is a professor at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School of Silesian University in Katowice, Poland. He has received scholarships from the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Magnum Foundation, and European Cultural Foundation. Finalist of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, Polityka Passports Award and a winner of the World Press Photo competition. Co-founder of the Archive of Public Protests and Sputnik Photos collectives. His work has been widely exhibited, and is part of the public institutional collections worldwide. Rafal is an associate member of Magnum Photos.

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Texts

Human Rights at Home
Liza Premyak / Magnum Photos

Ideology of division
Diane Smith / The Calvert Journal

The Power of Art and Protest
Leah Pattem / Madrid No Frills

Polska to moje tło
Barbara Czyżewska / Vogue.pl

Zagrożenie autorytaryzmem
Emilia Dłużewska / Gazeta Wyborcza

Przystawić lusterko do systemu
Joanna Ruszczyk / Szum

Najtrudniej fotografuje się własne podwórko
Aleksander Świeszewski / Tygodnik Polityka

I Am Warning You
Bayryam Bayryamali / Magnum Photos

It's about actually helping
Magnum Photos

Ukrainian Refugees
Alan Govenar / Truth in Photography

A key focal point of my current artistic practice is the clash between non-heroic gestures and ostensibly neutral spaces, which are in fact set against a political background of current events. The oppressive nature of the areas I investigate is reflected in architecture, objects, and suitably formatted social structures.

Affiliations

©Rafał Milach 2022

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