0054 Photography at the Polish auction market

  • Anna Bednarek (Author)
    Historical Museum of the City of Krakow

    Graduate of art history at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (her M.A. thesis was devoted to the photography market in Poland), now working at the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow digitalising the collections. She is interested in the history of photography.

  • Tomasz Bieroń (Translator)

Identifiers (Article)


The article analyses the state of the photography auction market in Poland on the basis of the sales in the period from the first photography auction (1996) until the end of 2011. The data allow the reader to discover the scale of this market (turnover, number of items sold), characteristics of purchased objects (price records, average prices, popular artists and periods) and the difficulties encountered when studying this phenomenon. The conclusion contains predictions on the further development of this market.


art market, auctions, photography