Gregory Michenaud. An American Beauty

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 6:00 PM - Saturday, March 4, 2023

  • Thursday, February 2, 2023, 6:00 PM - Saturday, March 4, 2023

In 2014 Grégory Michenaud took a road trip across the Southeast of the USA, following in the footsteps of, among others, Wim Wenders who shot Paris Texas there. The choice of these cinematic locations was no accident. Not only was the photographer interested in capturing the point of view of a European who travels across a physical space charged with a fictional meaning but he also desired to discover both the real America and to confront his own preconceptions of the country.

Can reality catch up with ideas created by cinema? Can you long for memories which you haven’t actually managed to collect, for places you haven’t had a chance to visit, for a life you have never lived? (Natalia Gruenpeter)

Gregory Michenaud – freelance photographer based in Krakow, Poland. Member of the Association of Polish Art Photographer (ZPAF), graduated from Sputnik Mentorship program in 2013 and a participant of the VII Masterclass 2016-2017. Also a participant of few workshops provided by such photographers as Ron Haviv (VII agency) or Patrick Zachmann (Magnum Photos). In 2015, assistant and fixer of Patrick Zachmann during his few trip to Central and Eastern Europe.
He has been published in numerous magazines in Europe with also few individual and collective exhibitions in France, Italy, England, Poland, Slovakia and USA.
He obtained numerous awards and distinctions such as a 2nd place in Prix de la Photo Paris (Px3) and a 3rd prize in International Photo Awards (IPA), Moscow International Foto Award (MIFA) and a finalist of OpenWalls 2019 (British Journal of Photography) and Miami Street Photo Festival (2017 i 2018).
He is also the author of photography for the book „Last Mohicans – a guide to unusual places” and was an editor at the monthly magazine „Mrówkojad”.

ZPAF Gallery

ul. św. Tomasza 24

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