Tomasz Laczny

Tomasz Laczny is a visual artist, researcher, bookmaker and educator. 

Main part of his practice is photobook making. His recently published photobook “Erna Helena Ania'' is part of the MoMA library collection. He has published five books which have been recipients of numerous awards and exhibitions. His work has been featured in British Journal of Photography and other magazines.

After years working as a commercial artist creating computer generated images and concentrating mostly on the imaginary invoking the future, Laczny shifted his interest into the past and now is rediscovering history, with a special emphasis on family stories. Laczny’s work questions the constitution of national identity and examines its relationship to personal identity. He explores it especially in the face of traumatic events like war, occupation or displacement. 

In his works he uses a variety of mediums: photography (archival images, photographic chemical experiments, satellite imaginary, CGI, analog and digital photography), drawing, installation and sculpture. 

Laczny completed his MA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland. He studied art, design and philosophy. He lives and works in London, UK.


MoMA library "Erna Helena Ania"


2021 "Erna Helena Ania" -- published by Blow Up Press/self published 

2018 "Disappearance" -- self published

2018 Manifesto exhibition catalog, Toulouse, France

2018 "Almost True" -- published by Void

2017 Kolga Photo Festival catalog

2016 "Cul De Sac" -- self published

2016 "40/place which does not exist" -- self published


2021 International Photographers of the year Awards bronze medal the book/fine art category.

2021 Jerwood/Photoworks Awards -- longlisted

2021 The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Grant

2021 Grand Prix Images Vevey 2021 shortlist

2021 London Creative Network (LCN)membership

2021 GOMMA Grant --shortlist

2021 Contemporary Lynx Academy mentorship grant 

2020 BUP book award winner

2020 Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, Tokyo, Japan, winner

2020 Adam Mickiewicz Institute Grant

2020 The Denis Roussel Award, 2020 outstanding work  

2019 GOMMA Grant --shortlist

2018 Dummy Award Kassel competition – shortlist

2018 Self Publish Riga-- shortlist

2018 Manifesto, Toulouse, France -- finalist

2018 Adam Mickiewicz Institute Grant 

2017 Athens Photo Festival Shortlist

2017 Kolga Photo Festival Finalist

2017 Vienna Photo Book Award Finalist

2016 Dummy Award Kassel competition -- honorable mention

Solo Exhibitions:

2021 Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo Japan (upcoming)

2020 Studio Spiral, Grenoble, France 

2019 Paperlust Festival, Process, Galeria Apteka, Krakow, Poland

2018 Manifesto, Toulouse, France

2018 Zonoteka Berlin,Germany

2017 Fotobuch 2017, Forum fur Fotografie, Special Guest, Cologne Germany

2016 LePlac’Art PhotoParis France

Group Exhibitions:

2019 Art BookFair Tokyo

2018 Manifesto,Toulouse, France

2018 Zentralbibliothekim Kulturpalast, Dresden

2018 Photography Seminar, Nida

2018 Photobookweek, Aarhus

2018 Internationale Photoszene, Koln

2018 Organvida Festival, Zagreb

2018 Photo Legendo(Officine Fotografiche Roma) Rome

2018 IED, Madrid

2018 Triennial of Photography, Dichtorhallen, Hamburg

2018 Kassel Photobook festival, Documenta Halle

2018 PhotoIreland – The Library Project, Dublin

2017 Tabernacle Gallery“Mythologies”, London, UK

2017 Athens Photo Festival Photobook Exhibition

2017 Kolga Photo Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia,

2017 Format Festival,Derby

2016 Photobook Week Aarhus, Galleri Image

2016 Encontrosda Imagem, Braga

2016 OrganVida Festival,Zagreb

2016 Fotogalleriet, Oslo

2016 PhotoIreland,Dublin

2016 Fotoleggendo,Rome

2016 8.FotobookfestivalKassel / Beijing

2015 Hundred YearsGallery, London


2018 Zonoteka Gallery,Berlin, Germany


2018 Temps Zero Athens

2016 Leica Store Kyoto

2015 Hamburg PhotographyTrienale

Teaching Experience:

2020 Handmade Photobook Workshop Gallery st Cyprien, Toulouse, France

2018 Handmade Photobook Workshop, London UK

2018 Creating handmade photobook workshop, London UK

2017 Visual Storytelling workshop, Refugee camps near Tinduf, Algeria


2021 GUP no70 (upcoming)


2021 Le blog de Fabien Ribery

2021 Contemporary Lynx 

2020 Colin Pantall's Blog 

2020 Halogenure Magazine 

2018 Almost True Void

2018 Burn Magazine

2017 Kolga Photo Festival catalog

2017 F-Stop MagazineLove issue

2017 prism 25.6 Disappearance

2017 British Journal ofPhotography

2016 Contemporary Lynx 


2021 Contemporary Lynx 

2020 Colin Pantall's Blog

2020 Halogenure Magazine 


2017 Anders Petersen Lab

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