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WHO IS … Krzysztof Candrowicz ?

Krzysztof Candrowicz is culture manager, founder and director of the multidisciplinary independent culture centre, the Łódź Art Center (Poland), and the organizer of numerous cultural and artistic events. He is Director of FOTOFESTIWAL - International Festival of Photography in Łódź – which is one of the biggest festivals of visual art in Central Europe. He is also the Organizer of LODZ DESIGN – the International Festival of Design in Łódź. He founded the Photo Festival Union – international network of over 30 festivals of photography from Europe and he was the initiator of Łódź candidacy to the title of European Capital of Culture 2016.

In 2001 he studied in Department of Economics and Sociology at the Macedonian University in Thessaloniki in Greece. He graduated Sociology of Art at University of Lodz. In 2003 he studied in postgraduate program of Polish Academy of Sciences – Cultural Management.

On 9th of February 2008 he was awarded with Łódź’s Citizen of the Year title.

In August 2011 he was chosen as the one of 40 European Leaders (40 UNDER 40 – project run by EuropaNova, Friends of Europe with cooperation of European Commission and numerous European organizations).