The Gardener (book + print)

by Jan Brykczynski


Photographs: Jan Brykczynski

Text: Malu Halasa, Jocelyn C. Zuckerman

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

88 pages

Pictures: 43 (color)

Year: 2016

ISBN: 978-1-907893-66-7

Price: 132

Comments: Hardcover, edition of 50 signed and numbered copies, with two 15 x 18,5 cm signed prints, comes with a cardboard box designed by Anna Nalecka / Tapir Book Design, inner and outer covers of the box are screen printed, each copy is unique as it is partly made of differently recycled cardboard, box dimensions: 25,5 x 40 cm, book dimensions: 20 x 29 cm

‘The Gardener’, is the winning project of the inaugural Syngenta Photography Award. Photographed by Jan Brykczynski, it is an extension of his previous projects in which he travelled to the outer corners of Europe to explore the lives of people in rural areas. This new work looks at how city dwellers try to connect with nature.

The book documents urban gardens in Nairobi, New York, Warsaw, and Yerevan in Armenia. Jan Brykczynski approaches it as if the world were a single village, whose inhabitants seek to meet similar, and very human, needs. His focus is on low-income communities where people respond to a basic need rather than any passing fad. When they create their gardens, improvisation is all. The residents of these neighbourhoods make use of what is available – often re-using materials entirely out of context and in truly original ways.

His particular interest is the way in which these spaces are arranged and in how structures for cultivation are created spontaneously. In some places these are an expression of group collaboration, in others they highlight individual imagination and the inventiveness of their creators. Yet there are surprising similarities across different continents, evidencing a collective consciousness and a common humanity.

Born in Poland, Jan Brykczynski, is a founding partner of the internationally renowned Sputnik Photos collective. His first book Boiko (2014) explored rural life in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains and his work on Icelandic farms led to him being awarded the inaugural Syngenta Photography Award. He has exhibited in Noorderligcht Gallery, Leica Gallery Warsaw, National Museum in Gdansk, PhotoDoc in Utrecht, and in Deichtorhallen, Hamburg. He has published in New York Times International, Die Welt, The Independent, Cicero, Art, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, The Chicago Tribune, foto8, Lense Culture. He is represented by the Anzenberger Agency.


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The Gardener (book + print)

by Jan Brykczynski


Photographs: Jan Brykczynski

Text: Malu Halasa, Jocelyn C. Zuckerman

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

88 pages

Pictures: 43 (color)

Year: 2016

ISBN: 978-1-907893-66-7

Price: 132

Comments: Hardcover, edition of 50 signed and numbered copies, with two 15 x 18,5 cm signed prints, comes with a cardboard box designed by Anna Nalecka / Tapir Book Design, inner and outer covers of the box are screen printed, each copy is unique as it is partly made of differently recycled cardboard, box dimensions: 25,5 x 40 cm, book dimensions: 20 x 29 cm

‘The Gardener’, is the winning project of the inaugural Syngenta Photography Award. Photographed by Jan Brykczynski, it is an extension of his previous projects in which he travelled to the outer corners of Europe to explore the lives of people in rural areas. This new work looks at how city dwellers try to connect with nature.

The book documents urban gardens in Nairobi, New York, Warsaw, and Yerevan in Armenia. Jan Brykczynski approaches it as if the world were a single village, whose inhabitants seek to meet similar, and very human, needs. His focus is on low-income communities where people respond to a basic need rather than any passing fad. When they create their gardens, improvisation is all. The residents of these neighbourhoods make use of what is available – often re-using materials entirely out of context and in truly original ways.

His particular interest is the way in which these spaces are arranged and in how structures for cultivation are created spontaneously. In some places these are an expression of group collaboration, in others they highlight individual imagination and the inventiveness of their creators. Yet there are surprising similarities across different continents, evidencing a collective consciousness and a common humanity.

Born in Poland, Jan Brykczynski, is a founding partner of the internationally renowned Sputnik Photos collective. His first book Boiko (2014) explored rural life in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains and his work on Icelandic farms led to him being awarded the inaugural Syngenta Photography Award. He has exhibited in Noorderligcht Gallery, Leica Gallery Warsaw, National Museum in Gdansk, PhotoDoc in Utrecht, and in Deichtorhallen, Hamburg. He has published in New York Times International, Die Welt, The Independent, Cicero, Art, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, The Chicago Tribune, foto8, Lense Culture. He is represented by the Anzenberger Agency.


> see also Jan Brykczynski's fine art prints


More books by Jan Brykczynski

more books tagged »Polish« | >> see all

more books tagged »documentary« | >> see all

more books tagged »urban « | >> see all

more books tagged »rural« | >> see all

more books tagged »nature« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

The Gardener (book + print)

by Jan Brykczynski


Photographs: Jan Brykczynski

Text: Malu Halasa, Jocelyn C. Zuckerman

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

88 pages

Pictures: 43 (color)

Year: 2016

ISBN: 978-1-907893-66-7

Price: 132

Comments: Hardcover, edition of 50 signed and numbered copies, with two 15 x 18,5 cm signed prints, comes with a cardboard box designed by Anna Nalecka / Tapir Book Design, inner and outer covers of the box are screen printed, each copy is unique as it is partly made of differently recycled cardboard, box dimensions: 25,5 x 40 cm, book dimensions: 20 x 29 cm

‘The Gardener’, is the winning project of the inaugural Syngenta Photography Award. Photographed by Jan Brykczynski, it is an extension of his previous projects in which he travelled to the outer corners of Europe to explore the lives of people in rural areas. This new work looks at how city dwellers try to connect with nature.

The book documents urban gardens in Nairobi, New York, Warsaw, and Yerevan in Armenia. Jan Brykczynski approaches it as if the world were a single village, whose inhabitants seek to meet similar, and very human, needs. His focus is on low-income communities where people respond to a basic need rather than any passing fad. When they create their gardens, improvisation is all. The residents of these neighbourhoods make use of what is available – often re-using materials entirely out of context and in truly original ways.

His particular interest is the way in which these spaces are arranged and in how structures for cultivation are created spontaneously. In some places these are an expression of group collaboration, in others they highlight individual imagination and the inventiveness of their creators. Yet there are surprising similarities across different continents, evidencing a collective consciousness and a common humanity.

Born in Poland, Jan Brykczynski, is a founding partner of the internationally renowned Sputnik Photos collective. His first book Boiko (2014) explored rural life in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains and his work on Icelandic farms led to him being awarded the inaugural Syngenta Photography Award. He has exhibited in Noorderligcht Gallery, Leica Gallery Warsaw, National Museum in Gdansk, PhotoDoc in Utrecht, and in Deichtorhallen, Hamburg. He has published in New York Times International, Die Welt, The Independent, Cicero, Art, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, The Chicago Tribune, foto8, Lense Culture. He is represented by the Anzenberger Agency.


> see also Jan Brykczynski's fine art prints


More books by Jan Brykczynski

more books tagged »Polish« | >> see all

more books tagged »documentary« | >> see all

more books tagged »urban « | >> see all

more books tagged »rural« | >> see all

more books tagged »nature« | >> see all

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