- Residency period: Spring 2023
- As part of collaboration between NAC and International Photograhy Symposium NIDA
Michał Siarek lives between Poland and Northern Norway. He graduated from the Polish National Filmschool in Lodz with his seminal book that traced the modern myth of Alexander the Great. Siarek is a photographer by trade, visual storyteller by profession and journalist by inclination and his approach is rooted in microhistory, defined by historian Charles Joyner as an act of “[asking] large questions in small places”. He currently works in Northern Norway as a local photographer to fishing settlements in-transition.
During his residency, Michał investigated Nida and Pervalka lighthouses, and more broadly on myths surrounding lighthouses and pilot lights. Catalogue Catalogue of his residency was published by the Lithuanian Association of Photographers.