Michal Cala

Michal Cala  is a Polish photographer. Having graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, he moved to Tychy and from 1975 to 1992 he photographed the Silesian landscape. The most important result of his work was a series of black-and-white photographs called Silesia. He was particularly interested in labourers’ housing districts, old ironworks, coal mines and enormous coal heaps. He was also taking pictures of people, who lived in that environment. The author is a laureate of many photography competitions. On two occasions he won Grand Prix at Biennale of Polish Landscape in Kielce in 1979 and 1983. As a result of his partnership with Galeria Zderzak in Kraków in years 2004-2006 he published black-and-white album Silesia. The second important black-and-white series created by Michał Cała is Galicja (about south-east Poland). He was also the author of the exhibition Paysages de Pologne shown in Galerie Contraste in Bordeaux in 1985.

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