Born in Poland (1976), she lived in Geneva between 1996/2008, where she finished her Master degree in Political Science, took darkroom classes at L’École des Beaux Arts and did training in a professional photo lab, Actinic. She started her carrier as a political analyst, working for some of the UN agencies such as UNRWA, OCHA and CNUCED. She developed her passion for documentary photography while travelling to Philippines, the Gaza Strip and Iran (2001, 2003 and 2008 respectively).
Established, since 2008, as freelance photographer in Barcelona, she publishes in: Le Nouvel Observateur, Interviú, El Periódico de Cataluña, Gazeta Wyborcza and Polityka (Poland) among others.
Selected for the “Magnum Photos X Canon: First Impressions Portfolio Reviews” at the Visa pour l’Image Festival in Perpignan (2016) she won several awards, such as: the Third Prize in POY Latam 2015 (Mexico), in the multimedia – everyday life category; the 19th FotoPres la Ciaxa (Barcelona 2013) as finalist and the Grand Press Photo 2012 Poland as finalist of the “News” Single Picture category. In 2015 she received the “Grisart Documentary Photography Scholarship (Barcelona)”.
Among her exhibitions, stand out: the National Museum in Warsaw and the Municipal Museum in Ourense and she has participated in festivals such as FOTONOVIEMBRE Tenerife and the VIII Biennal de Xavier Miserachs. Contributor of GEA PHOTOWORDS (Organization of Photographers, Writers and Journalists), lately she has started collaborating with the City Council of Barcelona and the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia, elaborating projects on gender and sexual diversity.
2016 - Magnum Photos X Canon Portfolio Reviews (France) , 2016 - SANTANDER PHOTO 2016 (Spain), 2015 - POY Latam 2015 (Mexico), 2015 - GrisArt Documentary Photography Scholarship 2015, 2015 - FOTONOVIEMBRE Festival of Photography 2015, 2014 - Cross Video Days 2014, Paris, 2014 - Beca Fotografía i Societat, Spain, 2013 - 19º FOTOPRES 2013, Spain, 2012 - Grand Press Photo 2012 Poland, 2010 - Grant of 11th Foro Fotografico Can Baste / Spain
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Lesbians & much more (Poland)
Poland is a country characterized by its very traditional society, in which the question of homosexual people and their rights provoke often strong homophobic reactions. On one hand, the government refuses to recognize some of the basic rights of sexual minorities; on the other hand, the majority of the society perceives homosexual people only through their sexual orientation.
Hard Times (Spain)
Spain is one of the most impacted by the present economic situation countries. One consequence is an increasingly spreading housing crisis, caused by the insolvency of mortgage holders. In the past 4 years (2007 - April 2011) over 300 000 families faced eviction due to the mortgage execution.
As they like to say in the coal mining area, the mine is much more than just a job: it feeds you, but it can also kill you. Being a miner means much more than just having a particular job. It's an identity that every miner's family develops, and that is strengthened by links created among the population in the coal basin. In the coal mining areas everything revolves around the mine. Entire families still rely on the coal and other sectors and jobs are indirectly related to the mining sector as well.