Tadeusz Rolke

Tadeusz Rolke, born in 1929 in Warsaw. One of the greatest authors in the history of Polish photography. He studied art history at the Catholic University of Lublin. In the ‘60s he worked in the weekly magazine ‘Stolica’ and monthly magazine ‘Polska’. In the years 1970-1980 Rolke lived in Germany and photographed for magazines such as ‘Stern’, ‘Spiegel’, ‘Die Zeit’. In his work he easily changed photographic conventions and he was equally successful as a press photographer, fashion photographer and creator of creative photography. For many years, he was regarded as a leading representative of Polish humanistic photography. In his photographic archive he amassed nearly 50 thousand negatives. Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw published his online archive with almost 6 thousand photographs.

Tadeusz Rolke participated in numerous exhibitions in Poland and abroad among others: Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (1997, 2009); Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw (2003); Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw (2003, 2016); History Meeting House, Warsaw (2008, 2019); POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw (2012); MOCAK, Cracow (2013); Central Academy of Drama, Pekin (2015); Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv (2016); Polish Institutes in: Berlin (2006,2019), Düsseldorf (2005), Bratislava (2000), Paris (2005); Sesc Consolção in São Paulo (2015); Chinese National Art Museum of Art, Beijing (2015).

Exhibitions in the gallery: Tomorrow Will Be Better, Black Squares, It Will Be Fine, Back and Forth

PDF documents: CV  PRESS  Tomorrow Will Be Better 


KOLEKCJA TADEUSZA ROLKE LATA 50
Garwolin, 1958, 40,5 x 30,5 cm



KOLEKCJA TADEUSZA ROLKE LATA 60
Lublin, 1962, Zamek artists group, 30 x 39,5 cm



KOLEKCJA TADEUSZA ROLKE LATA 70
Fischmarkt, Hamburg, 1979, 24,2 x 35,5 cm



Tadeusz Rolke
Moscow 1960, photograph, 22 x 22 cm



Tadeusz Rolke
Moscow 1960, photograph, 22 x 22 cm



Tadeusz Rolke
Moscow 1960, photograph, 22 x 22 cm



Tadeusz Rolke
Moscow 1960, photograph, 22 x 22 cm



Tadeusz Rolke
Moscow 1960, photograph, 22 x 22 cm



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Untitled, Warsaw, 1990



Tadeusz Rolke
Ewa Sochacki (The Women of the Transformation), 1992



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Untitled, Warsaw, 1992



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Warsaw, 1957



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FamiIy congress, 1959



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Untitled, 1957-1958, archival print, 110 × 110 cm, ed. 5



Tadeusz Rolke
Photographer Folie Elia during a photo session for „Elle” magazine, Paris, 1965



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Toy store, Warsaw, 1959



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Untitled, 1961



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Untitled, 2010



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Joseph Beuys, Dusseldorf, 1971



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Night with the police, 1956



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Untitled, 2010



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Power plan, designer Arne Jacobsen, Hamburg, 1971



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Untitled, 1958



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Moscow, 1960



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Untitled, 1958



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Henryk Stażewski, Krzywe Koło Gallery, Warsaw, 1963



Tadeusz Rolke
Untitled, 2004