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The 2019 ATM GRUPA calendar with photographs by Robert Wolański: grand premiere!

Twelve stars of Polish cinema and television and one of Poland’s most renowned photographers collaborated to create the 2019 ATM GRUPA calendar. Each of the images is a true work of art, and each month has its patron artist. The premiere will take place on December 12th.

The photographs were taken in a modern photo shoot space inside the ATM Studio campus in Wał Miedzeszyński street in Warsaw.

The following artists accepted our invitation to the project:

Dagmara Bąk

Krzysztof Dracz

Helena Englert

Andrzej Grabowski

Katarzyna Herman

Ewa Kasprzyk

Małgorzata Kożuchowska

Rafał Królikowski

Małgorzata Hajewska – Krzysztofik

Michalina Olszańska

Filip Pławiak

Łukasz Simlat

It is already the third edition of the ATM GRUPA calendar. This year’s issue is meant to bring generations together. It was created with emeriti actors in mind: residents of the Retired Artists Home in Skolimów. The photographs will be handed over to the Association of the Veterans of Polish Stages, a partner organisation for the 2019 ATM GRUPA calendar.

As in previous years, the calendar will be available for purchase via bidding at The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP) charity auctions as of December 3rd 2018. This year, the Orchestra will be raising money for “never-sulking brave kids” in order to finance lacking equipment at public children’s hospitals. As always, the people behind the Orchestra remind us that helping is easy as a pie. The 27th WOŚP Grand Finale is scheduled for January 13th 2019.

The idea behind the calendar

What happens with an actor once the stage lights go out and the cameras are off? What can we see in that brief moment when the artist is done playing the role, but has not yet gone back to his or her private life? What is that instant of solitary intimacy like? What surfaces when there is no audience, no applause, no cameras, and no adrenaline?

This year’s edition of the ATM GRUPA calendar provides answers to those questions. During intimate ambient photoshoots, in an exquisite scenery alluding to the models’ professional realm, photographer Robert Wolański searched for the emotions that take over once
a performance or a shooting day ends.

“I would like to find and capture that brief instant of neutrality, carefreeness, unpretentiousness and… truth”, Wolański said.

The vernissage of the calendar images, involving all the models and the creators, will be held at ATM GRUPA on December 12th. The next day, on December 13th, the calendar will be premiered on the website.

Photo: Grzegorz Gołębiowski


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