Tomasz Laczny is a visual artist, researcher, bookmaker and educator. He is based in London.
After initially working creating computer generated images (CGI), he changed course and [from his website] « 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. »
His work is mostly expressed and seen thorugh photobooks that are often self-published and handmade.
Among other works, he has published: "40 / place which does not exist" (self-published, 2016), "Disappearance" (self-published, 2018), "Almost True" (VOID, 2018), and "Erna Helena Ania" (Blow Up Press / self-published, 2021).
© Self-portrait of the artist
Presentation by Blow Up Press : " The true story of a mother's love for her daughter, inscribed in the history of the end of the World War II and its aftermath, told by a grandson, in whose life its elements sound echo like. The end of the WWII. Polish-German borderland. A young German woman falls in love with a Polish guy. Back then, this kind of...