Auditorium of WSA, Modrzewskiego 12, Bielsko-Biała
13th October 2019 (Sunday, 9:45 am–8:00 pm)

You need tickets for the Authors’ Marathon. The Programme may change.



Meeting at 9:45 am


(The Netherlands)

Meeting at 10:00 am


Born in 1970. She graduated from the Rotterdam Academy of Fine Arts in 1994. Her consistent, authentic oeuvre consists mainly of drawings but also includes sculptures and video-works. In recent years she has embraced photography as an important medium.

Institutions which have hosted solo exhibitions of the artist’s work include Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen; Kunsthalle Giessen, Germany; Drents Museum, Assen; and Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam.

Her work has been awarded four Dutch art prizes and two Lensculture Awards and has been included in major international exhibitions such as ARS 06 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki (2006); The Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2009); and Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India (2018).

Her work is represented in public collections internationally, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; the Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania; Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf; Kupferstichkabinett Berlin; Museum Moderner Kunst Vienna; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; and Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam. She is represented by Vadehra Art Gallery (New Delhi) and Galleria Monica De Cardenas (Milan⎮Zuoz).

Juul Kraijer’s current work is supported with a Stipendium Established Artists from the Dutch Mondriaan Foundation.



Meeting at 10:55 am


Master of Arts in Photography at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He deals with new media and global education. Fullbright scholarship holder. Creator of the VASA Project (Center for Media Studies). Founder and first director of the famous CEPA (Center for Perceptual Arts) in Buffalo. Editor of “Camera Lucida” and “Frame Work” Curator of many exhibitions, promoter of numerous creators, publisher, Fulbright scholarship holder. Works in the collections of the Burchfield Penny Art Center in Buffalo and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester (New York State). Author of photo albums and numerous exhibitions.



Meeting at 11:50 am


Born in 1976, based at Nesodden, close to Oslo. He is constantly working on his own photo projects. Rasmussen focuses specially on humanitarian issues and the challenges related to climate change. Rasmussen works as a photo editor in Norway’s largest weekly news magazine, VG Helg and is represented by Agencja VII.

He has won numerous awards for his work, including three prizes from the World Press Photo, first place in Sony World Photography Awards, several in the Picture of the Year international (POYi) and 44 awards in the Norwegian Picture of the Year, including Photographer of the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2018 as well as the main prize, Picture of the Year in 2004 and 2016.

In 2007, Espen received 60.000 dollar from the Freedom of Expression Foundation to continue his long-term project on refugees and IDPs around the world, which was published as the book TRANSIT by Dewi Lewis publishing house in 2011, as well as a major exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo.

Rasmussen is freelance lecturing photography at universities such as the Oslo University College and he is also frequently giving presentations at photo festivals and for a wide range of other audiences.

For the last eight years, he has been one of three editors/mentors in Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP). In 2011 I was chosen as the Nobel Peace Prize photographer, documenting the peace prize winners and exhibiting the work at th Noble Peace Center in Oslo.

Rasmussen has worked on several major long-term projects, among them: “Transit” – about refugees and displaced around the world, “Hard.Land” – a project on what happened with the American middle class in the Rust Belt, and “White Rage” – a one year journey among right wing people in the U.S. and in Europe.

His work has been exhibited at the Nobel Peace Center (Oslo), The Humanity House (The Hague), UNHCR headquarter (Geneva) and DokuFest international film festival (Kosovo), among other places. Clients include the The New York Times, The Independent, Intelligent Life, MSF (Doctors Without Borders), NRC (The Norwegian Refugee Council) and UNHCR. His work has appeared in magazines such as Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Der Spiegel and the Economist and newspapers such as The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph and The New York Times.



Meeting at 12:45 pm


A street and fine art photographer based in New York City, founder of the Instagram feed of Women Street Photographers (@womenstreetphotographers), and the travelling exhibition. The project began as a personal Instagram catalogue for a future exhibition, but has quickly become a popular platform for both amateur and professional photographers.



Meeting at 1:40 pm


She is an Australian artist living in Paris. She studied fine art and photography in Brisbane which was followed by a five year career in Sydney with the ABC television as a stills photographer. A short stay in France in 1990 became a permanent move to Paris, which for Speers, is a place with ‘unlimited potential and endless creative inspiration.’

In the 90’s, Speers assisted some of the best fashion photographers, but this experience was short-lived as she soon became bored with the fashion world, preferring to draw inspiration from the cinematic masterpieces of John Waters, Pedro Almodovar, David Lynch, Tim Burton and Peter Greenaway.

Speers has exhibited in museums, galleries, festivals and International Art Fairs in London, Paris, Miami, NYC, Atlanta, China, Ireland, Singapore, Japan, Tunisia, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Sweden, Italy, Norway, Luxembourg and Athens and her work has been published on the covers of BLINK, Fotomagazin Germany, Zoom, Public Art, Photo International, Images Magazine, A Conceptual Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, Genti di Fotografia, Italy, CHANCE, The Sunday Times UK, Russian Photo and Video, Swedish Photo, with features in Shooter, Zoom, Art Investor, Germany, Shots UK, Photo District News NYC, Photographica Tokyo, EYEMAZING, American Black + White, Milk, Fotomagazin, Chinese Photography, Bloom, Arte Al Limite, etc.

Her book “Bordello” with a foreword by Karl Lagerfeld is soldout, as wellas her second book “The Birthday Party” released in 2008 by Dewi Lewis, UK and her recent monograph – “Bulletproof”, released in 2014 by Kehrer Verlag.

Speers’ portraits have been acquired by Sir Elton John, Michael Wilson, Hoffmans, Alan Siegel, Lawrence Schiller, DZ Bank, 21C Hotels, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, George Eastman House etc.


Meeting at 3:15 pm



Meeting at 3:30 pm


An international black and white fine art photographer. He has been multi-awarded in many international photography contests like, Sony World Photography Awards, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, IPA International Photography Awards (IPA).

Also winning works of him have been selected to be presented in galleries in USA and in Europe.

His photographic vision is better described as capturing the time in a world where “present” is only an infinitesimal part of time, a fleeting illusion dividing almost infinite past and future.

For him Fine Art photography is an alternative way to express a common subject so that each individual artist can reveal secret aspects about it. In order to do this, each artist experiments with light, time, and spatial coordinates–and then through one’s processing, one reveals a subject framed in a transformed world in which its dimensions can be easily described and visualized.

Recently published his first photo-book with the title “Silent world”.


(The Netherlands / Belgium)

Meeting at 4:25 pm


Born in 1963 in Amsterdam, Holland. Now she has her workplace in Antwerp, Belgium.

In 2013 she purchased her first camera and from that moment on, she became obsessed with photography, and it became the way to express herself. Starting young in an art minded family, with a father who also painted and sculpted, she has been engaged in art. She spent a lot of time in the family home library filled with books about history and art. A couple of years after the death of her father, she got acquainted with the photographer Leopold Beels van Heemstede, who introduced photography into her life and became her mentor. To learn the technical aspects she followed a professional training in Antwerp.

The combination of photography and her education and fascination with the human psyche gives her photos a tension that leaves no one untouched.



Meeting at 5:20 pm


Documentary photographer, working in London, where he studied documentary photography at The London College of Communication.

He carries out his projects mainly in Central Europe and in the countries of the former Soviet Union. At work, he refers to personal experiences and memories.

His photographs have been shown at many individual and collective exhibitions, including the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow or the Beniaki Museum in Athens. Has received many international awards, his works were published, among others, in National Geographic, The Guardian, TIME and New York Magazine.



Meeting at 6:15 pm


Meeting with the founder of Robot Manufacture, and author of the ground-breaking invention – the first photographic camera for blind people: “Blind Touch”.


Meeting at 7:10 pm

The meetings are in English and Polish and are translated simultaneously to both languages (you will get earphones).