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Michal Cala was born in 1948 in Toruń. Having graduated from Warsaw Polytechnics (Aircraft Construction Department), he moved to Tychy and from 1975 to 1992 he photographed industrial landscapes of the Silesia. As a result of its work arose most important
in his activity series of black and white photographs called „Silesia”. He was particularly interested in labourers' housing districts, old ironworks, coal mines and enormous coal heaps . He was also taking pictures of people, who
lived in that environment.
Since 1983 he is a member of Union of Polish Art Photographers.
Now he lives in Bielsko-Biala, and still photographs Upper and Lower Silesia.
In 2007 Michal Cala was invited to take part in the exhibition presenting photographs of 100 most important Polish photographers in the 20th century: „Polish Photography in 20th Century” - Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw.
Since 2017, he is represented by MMX Gallery in London.
In 2018 series “Silesia” was exhibited in Blue Sky Gallery in Portland (USA)
most important activity:
GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVALS
PUBLICATIONS IN MAGAZINES AND INTERNET
PUBLICATIONS IN BOOKS
WORKS IN COLLECTIONS