Milk Underground | Maciek Jasik
Maciek Jasik was born in Gdansk, Poland in 1978. He came to the United States six years later, following his parents in their moves through the Midwest and East Coast. His work is primarily focused on using mystery to re-imagine documentary photography and portraiture as something less knowable, less able to be consumed and then tossed aside.
Recent projects include "Pueblos Jovenes" (2008) shot in the shanty towns of Lima, Peru, "Nowa Huta" shot in and around Krakow, Poland (2009), and the continuing "A Thousand Souls" and "Bypassing The Rational" projects, which aim to go beyond what we have come to expect from portraiture and the human form itself.
His work has been exhibited at the Finch and Ada Gallery (2011) in New York, Milk Gallery (2010) in New York, the Art of Photography Show (2009) in San Diego, the New York Photo Festival (2008) in Brooklyn and and in various publications around the world. He lives in Brooklyn.