Zbigniew Dłubak (1921-2005) was, after the war, one of the actors of the profound change of the Polish art scene. Great experimenter of photographic forms, he was also a painter, art theorist, teacher, and editor of photography for more than twenty years. His first photographic works reveal a diversity of inspirations of pre-war practices, issues of constructivist tradition and surreal.
If Dłubak was first known as a photographer, he originally aspired to become a painter, constantly looking for materials to draw during the war. Very active in these two traditionally separate areas it influenced a lot the decompartmentalization of the art forms. He also defended the right of the photograph to exist as a discipline in its own right.
The office of the exhibition is provided by Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska, conservative at the Centre Pompidou. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Warsaw Fotografii Archeologia Foundation which holds the archives of the artist.
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson 2, impasse Lebouis 75014 Paris | France
© Armelle Dłubak / Archeology of Photography Foundation, Varsovie