/ 2017 / Book /


  • Prize
    Gold in Book (Series Only)/Documentary, 1st Place winner in Book (Series Only)
  • Photographer
    Tomasz Gotfryd, Poland
  • Studio

The ‘Closed’ art book summarizes the 3-years documentary project dealing with decay,
transience of human artifacts and emptiness. The project, realized in Poland, focused on
abandoned and derelict sites, such as houses, palaces, hospitals, prisons, either
beautiful or dark, empty shells forgotten by former inhabitants. There is often some
mystery surrounding such places which keeps them uninhabited. ‘Closed’ may be perceived as
a peculiar visual guidebook presenting the places which, nearly absent from maps,
gradually fall prey to decay.
All pictures taken in Poland.
book hard covered / 130sites / 70pictures

Freelance photographer and filmmaker, extreme sports enthusiast. Author of short narratives and documentaries, short stories (most of them where published), music videos and commercials.
He was studying at National High School of Film, Theatre and Television
The winner of the scholarship of film A. Munk Foundation
Scholarshipfrom the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Press releases in Newsweek, Forbes,Success, National Geographic, Art Yes, Focus, Your Style, Style,Mirror, Why, Gala, General Weekly, published books and illustrated books.

Awards Award in Grand National Geographic Contest 2015 in Ixperia Art movie category .
First prize in Feature shoot international contest - Abandoned places 2014
2 Nominations in the Grand Press Photo 2013/2015
Second prize in the News Feature category for a series of culture - Venomous