Michał Siarek is a Polish photographer; he studied in Lodz.
His first photographic project named Alexander, about the Macedonian national identity (in the country now called « North Macedonia ») and the will of the sate to put forward the connection with Alexander the Great, was awarded the « New East Photo Prize 2016 » by Calvert 22 Foundation and several other awards on Poland, France and the UK.
The photobook Alexander was self-published in 2018.
© Portrait taken from the artsit's website
Presentation by the artist: "Alexanderis a story based on the relationship between politics, history and culture, centred around the construction of a national myth in the (Former Yugoslav) Republic of Macedonia – a state with no name, fixated on a dispute about origins so distant that they may have never existed at all."The artist made multiple long...