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The History of photography at the University of Arts in Poznan began in 1919, when the first Faculty of Art Photography in Poland was established. This prospective idea of one of the University founders, Bronisław Preibisch, the idea to teach photography as a separate field of art – like painting, sculpture and graphics, was continued with determination by Stefan Wojnecki, thanks to whom the first in Poland advanced studies in the field of photography were established.

Many graduates of the University of Arts in Poznan (former Academy of Fine Arts) are now recognized artists, well known photographers, respected curators, theoreticians and photography teachers. Thanks to them and cooperation with schools and photo festivals from abroad, the international esteem of the University of Arts in Poznan as a school teaching art-photography is constantly growing.

The interest in UAP Photography students’ and graduates’ works calls for additional ways of presentation. Como magazine came into being with the aim to meet the demand for presentation of works and transitory actions by students of the University of Arts. We hope it will arouse the interest of everyone interested in contemporary, ‘young’ art-photography. The magazine, edited by students themselves, has the goal to promote works realized during studies at the University of Arts, (in particular semester works, scarcely exhibited) as well as new, current works by graduates. Also works by students from universities cooperating with the University of Arts in Poznan will be presented in Como. You are welcomed for cooperation - let your works ‘imprint themselves durably’ on the pages of Como!

Jarosław Klupś, PhD

Commissioning Editor

September 2011

Students who worked on past COMO issues: Maciej Bogunia, Katarzyna Borelowska, Mateusz Drabent, Joanna Francuzik, Diana Lelonek, Taylor Oyer, Anna Walterowicz (Podlejska), Grzegorz Stefański and Magdalena Żołędź. Forthcoming issues are being prepared by among others: Justyna Dryl, Izabela Jastrzębska, Kamila Kobierzyńska and Michał Sierakowski. Commissioning Editor is assistant professor Jarosław Klupś.

Since 2014 Koło Naukowe Studentów Fotografii coordinates publishing of the Magazine.