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Thomas Bak

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Thomas Tadeus Bak is a German visual artist, art director, writer and composer, mainly known for his work in photography.

Biography

Bak was born the son of immigrants from Szczecin, Northern Poland. He was entitled as "Germany’s Youngest Draughtsman" at the age of eleven due to his first publication in a German graphic magazine for mature readers and elected twice as the "Official Graphic Designer of the Hochschule fuer Kuenste Bremen" during his studies of Book/Graphic Design and Photography at this university. Bak worked as an art director in European design studios and advertising agencies before he began to lecture the Photographic Master Class of the IAA (International Academy of Arts) at the age of twenty-seven in Germany, France and Poland. His works are featured in various releases for the music industry, including publications of former Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy and Dalis Car. He was the youngest photographer ever decorated with the Reinhart-Wolf-Preis and the BFF (Bund Freischaffender Foto-Designer) as the "Best of the Best" in 2004.

Exhibition history (selection)

  • 1999 "Three Positions of Contemporary Photography" at the Profile Intermedia 02, Congress Center Bremen, Germany
  • "AThMN," Media Center Bremen
  • 2000 "Inferso," Municipal Gallery (Bremen) & "Inferso," Kulturbrauerei GmbH (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2001 "Paradogs," Profile Intermedia 04 (Bremen)
  • 2002 "Four Decades of Photography in Bremen," Museum for the State’s History
  • 2004 "A=N," photokina (Cologne, Germany)
  • "A=N," Design Center (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • "AThMN/Metamorphoses," Institut Français & Goethe-Institut Budapest (Hungary)
  • 2005 "V.R.Op.A." at the headquarters of the Tokyo Journal (Japan)
  • Gallery B (Nagoya, Japan)
  • 2006 "Ein tierisches Vergnügen," Sparkasse Bremen
  • Retrospective "Atavista" at the gallery Marc Piano (Cannes, France)
  • Retrospective "Atavista" at the International Academy of Arts (Lesmona, Germany)
  • 2008 Retrospective "Das Photographische Capriccio. Blätter aus den Jahren 1998 bis 2008" at Galerie Hilaneh von Kories / Photoselection GmbH (Hamburg, Germany)
  • Movies

  • 1993 : Incubus (22 min.)
  • 1999 : Χάλκανθον ~ SECRET FIGVRES VVRITTEN ON VVATER (8 min.)
  • 2005 : Atavista (40 min.)
  • 2008 : Edgar Alien Poe (28 min.)
  • 2012 : Rainbows On Fire (4 min.)
  • 2013 : L’OVE is the LAVVN / Love is the Lawn, MMXIII (6 min.)
  • References

    Thomas Bak Wikipedia


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