Digitizing in 2014

One of our permanent and most important activities is cataloguing, digitizing, and describing archives which we look after. This year, we plan to scan 8200 photographs from the archives of Wojciech Zamecznik, Zofia Chomętowska, and Tadeusz Sumiński. The vast majority of them will be meticulously described and uploaded to our online library, while a select part of the photographs will also be made available in the galleries on our website. We invite everyone to make use of our galleries and online library, released under the Creative Commons 3.0 license.

Meeting from the series Dusting Home Archives

 We welcome everyone who would like to find out about how to protect their own collections of photography. Each home archive hides exceptional photographs which are waiting to be discovered. Perhaps some of them are exceptionally valuable historically or artistically? Perhaps some of our ancestors were artists, or maybe the photographs which we accidentally found in an flea markets have a chance of getting to art galleries worldwide?
Consultations, accompanying Vivian Maier’s exhibition, will take place on 22nd May, between 3-7pm at Leica Gallery in Mysia 3. 

New Home. The Archives of Węglin

The Archaeology of Photography Foundation invites you to a consultation point organized as part of the New Home project, organized by the Community Cultural Centre ’Węglin’ in Lublin. The Foundation also organizes a meeting about the protection of private archives,  accompanied by opening of Ewa Hulley’s exhibition The Archive at Kiosk ze Sztuką. More information about the project. 

Śródmieście works!

We would like to invite you to Śródmieście works!, a picnic organized by non-governmental organizations, which will take place this Saturday, 17th May, at Plac Konstytucji. Between 12-4pm, books published by the Foundation will be available for sale, while at 1pm a cyanotype workshop will take place. 

Ambiguous Warsaw: Tadeusz Sumiński

We would like to invite you to the opening of Tadeusz Sumiński’s exhibition which will take place on the 7th May at 6pm. It’s the first exhibition from the series Ambiguous Warsaw. The series, devoted to post-war photography of architecture, aims to expose the Warsaw-related activity of three authors tied to the Foundation: Tadeusz Sumiński, Maria Chrząszczowa, and Wojciech Zamecznik. 

Zofia Chomętowska in Olsztyn

The next edition of Zofia Chomętowska’s show Between the Frames. Photographs from 1925-45 will take place in Olsztyn. Over 80 photographs from Polesie, where Chomętowska was born and spent many years, offer an opportunity to remind ourselves about the history of this multicultural region, inhabited by Poleszuks, Poles, Belarusians, Ukrainians, and Jews. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday 23rd May, at 5pm.
Rynek MOK Gallery, Stare Miasto St. 24/25, Olsztyn

Exhibition of Antoni Zdrodowski's Photographs

We warmly invite you to the opening of the exhibition of photographs by Antoni Zdrodowski, a photographer from Białystok. The private view will take place on the 3rd of April (Thursday) at 6.30 pm at the Archaeology of Photography Foundation’s gallery. The exhibition has been curated by Grzegorz Dąbrowski. Feel welcome to take this opportunity to also visit our neighbours – Starter Gallery and Stacja Muranów.


Big changes at the Foundation in the new year! Beginning with mid-February, the Foundation will be led by Karolina Puchała-Rojek, who is the co-founder of the Foundation and, up until recently, its vice-president. Marta Szymańska, the programme director of the Łódź Photo Festival, is joining our board. Karolina Lewandowska, who has presided over the Foundation for the past five years, is leaving us in order to gather priceless experience abroad, but will nevertheless support the Foundation with her ideas and good advice.

Poland on the road

In 1936, Zofia Chomętowska won a competition for the position of a staff photographer of the Ministry of Transport’s Department of Tourism. Her job was to document tourist attractions throughout the territory of the Second Polish Republic. Displayed in public places, e.g. at train stations and inside train cars, the photographs were meant to encourage citizen mobility, stimulate tourism and promote a positive image of the country; their role was thus primarily propagandistic.

Photosprint Auction and the APF’s 5th Birthday

Join the Photosprint and Celebrate the Foundation’s 5th Birthday with Us! When: Friday, 29 November, starts at 8 p.m
The 3rd edition of the Archaeology of Photography Foundation’s crazy photography auction, the Photosprint, is coming up. On the walls of the Skwer – branch of the Fabryka Trzciny Art Centre at Skwer Hoovera (Krakowskie Przedmieście Street 60a) will be posted photographs by established and debuting artists, both contemporary and reprints of historical ones. Train your reflexes or simply allow yourself to be seduced by the appeal of best-quality photography! All items with the same starting price, marked just by a number, without author’s name.
In the birthday menu also: a portrait station, a lottery, and a dance party!