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Ania Naleçka

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Ania Nałęcka – born 1977, book designer (alias Tapir Book Design), collaborating with Sputnik Photos collective (

Books designed by her were awarded: 69 and 71 POYi The Best Photography Book Award (first prize, USA 2012, 2014) ParisPhoto / Aperture Foundation Photobook Award (USA/France 2012, 2013 and 2014), Bratislava Photomonth (Slovakia, 2012, 2014), The New York Photofestival (first prize, USA 2011), Photography Book Now (USA, w 2009 grand prize and in 2011 first prize),  Art Books Wanted International Award (Czech Republic 2013) and Photopublication of the Year, Fotofestiwal in Łódź (both first prizes, Poland 2013).

She gave guest workshops: ISSP in Kuldiga, Latvia (2014) and PHOTOEspana, Madrid, Spain (2014) and guest lectures: Sputnik Photos Mentoring Programme, Warsaw, Poland, National Film School in Łódź, Poland (2013), Print Control, Warsaw, Poland (2013), PHOTOEspana, Madrid, Spain (2014), Self-publish Riga, Riga, Latvia (2014), Fotoistambul, Istanbul, Turkey (2014), ViennaPhotobookFestival, Vienna, Austria (2015), 6 pt, Vilnius, Lithuania (2015)

Co-curated with Rafał Milach Sputnik Photos’ exhibition “Stand By” and “Distant Place” and with NOPHOTO publication+exhibition “Mapping the Blind Spots” for PHOTOEspana 2014. With Sputnik Photos ­­– Photo-eye for Best Books of 2012 (best books by Sputnik Photos, USA) and The Curated Bookshelf w FOAM Museum, (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). Curator of ShowOFF 2015, part of Photomonth in Kraków, working on the book with Yulia Krivich.

Designed books among others: “7 Rooms”, “Black Sea of Concrete”, “In the Car with R”, “The Winners” (Rafał Milach), “IS(not)”, “At the Border”, “Stand BY”, “Distant Place” (Sputnik Photos), “Brutal” (Michał Łuczak), “American Dream” (Agnieszka Rayss), “The Love Book” (Sławomir Rumiak), “Karczeby” (Adam Pańczuk), “Swell” (Mateusz Sarełło), “Promising Waters” ( Mila Teshaieva), “The Irreversible” (Agnieszka and Maciek Nabrdalik), “Boiko” (Jan Brykczyński), “Fibro Dreams” (Glenn Sloggett), “Die Mauer ist veg!” (Mark Power) and “Presentiment” (Yulia Krivich).