Ctrl+P: Photography taken offline is an exciting new venture at Catherine Edelman Gallery inspired by the hundreds of photographs we see on blogs and online galleries. Starting January 2011, CEG will introduce Chicagoans to new artists we find while searching the web, exhibiting a small selection of one person’s work every two month, taking the pictures offline and putting them on the wall. It is our goal that Ctrl+P will provide further exposure for these photographers away from the glow of a computer monitor and without the temptation to click to the next jpeg. We hope you will join us by unplugging from the internet and visiting CEG to see these photographs the way they were intended — in print.
The first participant in Ctrl+P is Polish photographer Adam Pańczuk.
Adam Pańczuk (b. 1978) was born in Biała Podlaska and currently lives in Warsaw. In his work he travels to wherever he finds an interesting subject. He studied at the University of Economics and photography at the Multimedia Communication Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. With his projects Pańczuk seems to be asking questions, at the same time directly and metaphorically, about identity, consciousness and attitude towards life of the people he meets along the way. His unique skill to tell gripping yet intimate stories with images has won him many prestigious awards to date. Pańczuk is a Polish Ministry of Culture grantee.