Rafa Rafa

Artistic Direction, Designer, Curator, 1970, Hamburg, Danish

Rafael Rybczynski has been building his professional career in the cultural and creative industries for over 20 years. He is known for fostering emerging and established talents. He provides direction, guidance and inspiration. He has worked for artists, brands and startups with products, services and marketing, creativity and innovation, events, sourcing, creating and publishing digital and visual content. In 2017, he founded Helsinki Photo Festival and since then has been at the helm of this project as Artistic Director.

As Curator, Interdisciplinary Designer, Fundraiser and Producer he is bringing photography to the masses, is responsible for big and wide scale event organisation and art direction. Rybczynski has a master's degree in Interaction Design from Malmö University in Sweden.

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Curatorial Statements 2023

Learn about the jury’s statements of Helsinki Photo Festival and how they decide on submissions during the annual open calls.