Chris Niedenthal to apeak at AFA

2018-03-16 13:47:04

Chris Niedenthal was born in London to a Polish family. He perused photography at the London College of Printing. He came to Poland in 1973 with an intention of staying in the country for a couple of months, but he has remained in Poland ever since.

He has always worked as a freelancer: at the beginning of the 1980s he has collaborated with American weekly NEWSWEEK and since 1985 he has submitted his work to the TIME Magazine. His photos appeared in the German weekly DER SPIEGEL. This collaboration resulted in a series of photo essays from eastern and central Europe, USSR, and the Balkans. Niedethal witnessed the creation of the independent trade union ‘Solidarność’ during the strike in the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk in 1980, he was there to document the martial law in Poland in December 1981 and the eventual fall of the communism in Poland.

In 1986 he has been awarded World Press Photo for his portrait of the Hungarian leader Janos Kadar. Chris Niedenthal has been working on a photo series focusing on children with intellectual disabilities. His pictures have been displayed at the national and international exhibitions. The photographer has published 6 acclaimed photo albums.

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