/Kuba Rubaj
Born in 1988.
My relationship with the road dates back to my early years, when my father and I used to cycle across Eastern Europe. It started as a father-son adventure, then I ventured out alone. Throughout the years I have visited Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Croatia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia and Serbia, some of them repeatedly.

Images moved before my eyes seem to be the reason why I started to take photographs.

Usually I photograph things, which somehow concern myself. When I stard to do something with photography, it's always spontaneous. I can't to plan a project, and specify how it will look like, before I start it.

I believe that most important thing in photography is authenticity and sincerity of feelings, intentions which artist have. I'm sure that photography or art should arise by itself - from pure necessity and emotions, not because of contests, awards, fame, money, or anything else.

The main subjects I currently work on, are Rainbow and the Road.

In general, I'm interested in issues related to human atavism present in many forms, and its relation to nature.

my blog: rubaj.wordpress.com

Education:
-Graduate MA Photography in National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Lodz (2011 - 2013). Diploma with dr Krzysztof Pijarski
-Graduate BA Photography in National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Lodz (2009 - 2011). Diploma of creative photography with prof. Grzegorz Przyborek
-Graduate Academy of Photography in Warsaw (2008)
Diploma of reportage, "Fort" with Andrzej Zygmuntowicz.

Individual exhibitions:
-Participant of "Prix Voies Off" with work "Rainbow" and "Road" in Arles Photography festival, France 2013
-"Baltic" - "I have no illusions" exhibition, Eddie The Eagle Museum, Amsterdam, (2012).
-"Rainbow" - MIO Gallery, Osaka, Japan (2011).
-"Loneliness among the people" - Gallery OBOK ZPAF, Warsaw, Poland, (2009).
(Gallery of Associacion Of Polish Artists And Photographers)
-"Life in decomposition" - Gallery of Wyborcza Newspaper, Lublin, Poland, (2008).

Group Exhibitions:
-"Paths" - TIFF Festival Of Photography in Wroclaw, Poland, (2011)
-"Paths" - PWSFTviT, diploma exhibition - FF Gallery Lodz, Poland, (2011)
-"Newsreportage" - Newsweek Competition, Arkadia, Warsaw, Poland, (2009).
-"My Twenty" - Era New Horizons, Wroclaw and the Castle in Janowiec, Poland, (2009).
-"Women" - Gallery of Slomka, KUL, Lublin, Poland, (2007).
-Baltic Art Gallery - Koszalin, Poland, (2006).

Awards:
-Participant of "Prix Voies Off" with work "Rainbow" and "Road" in Arles Photography festival,
France 2013
-Honorable Mention in PDN EDU, cat: Documentary/Photojournalism, USA, (2012)
-Finalist Mio Photo Award, Japan, (2011).
-Newsreportage - 3-rd Award in Newsweek Competition, category: People, (2009).
-Distinction in the International Photography Awards, (2009).

Workshops/Lectures:
-Lecturer in the LSF - Photography School in Lublin, (2013).
-Lecturer in the AF - Photography Academy in Warsaw, (2010-2012).
-Lectures about contemporary reportage - Kinoteka, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, (2010).
-Workshops in SGH - Institute of Econometrics, in program of Pstrykaliada - National Student Photography Contest, (2009).


9_13062357102094482272723795625644773325285177n.jpg