Wiktoria Wojciechowska - photographer, visual artist.
The Winner of Oskar Barnack Leica Newcomer Award 2015 - project “Short Flashes”, La Quatrieme Image Young Talents 2015 and Humanity Photo Awards 2015 in documentary category, IPA Awards 2015 - two Honorable Mentions. Her series “Own place” won Photo Diploma Award 2013 - international contest of photographic diplomas. Currently she is completing the project “Sparks” in the territory of conflict in Ukraine. The ongoing project won Portfolio Review on Krakow Photomonth 2015. She is nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass 2016. She took part in artist residencies in Reykjavik and Beijing is the recipient of Prix de la Photographie 2016 by Fondation des Treilles.
Her works were presented during the festivals in Arles, Paris, Lille, Minsk, Bratyslava, Warsaw, Ljubljana, Niort and published in magazines such as: British Journal of Photography, Causette, GUP, ArchivoZine, ArtPhotoMag, Gente di Fotografia, L’Oeil de la photographie, Life Framer, Wysokie Obcasy, Leica Fotografie International, Fotografia Magazine, Duży Format, FT Weekend Magazine.
2016 - Prix pour la Residence de la Photographie , 2015 - Oskar Barnack Leica Newcomer Award 2015, 2015 - La Quatrieme Image - Prix Photo Young Talents, 2015 - Humanity Photo Awards 2015 organized by UNESCO, 2015 - IPA Awards 2015 - two Honorable Mentions, 2015 - PRIX MAISON BLANCHE 2015 - Projections du Jury, 2015 - Griffin Art Space Prize 2015, 2014 - Leica Street Photo 2014, 2013 - Photo Diploma Awards - 1st Prize
- Audio capture
- Military embed
- Video capture
- Video editing
Short Flashes - Chinese cyclists
Passing by in the blink of an eye: Wiktoria Wojciechowska photographed Chinese cyclists riding in the inclement, on-going rain. She considers her snapshot-like images are real portraits, as they speak of the truth of an undistinguished moment.
Leica Fotografie International Magazine, Special Edition Winners - Oscar Barnack Leica 2015
Sparks - conflict in Ukraine
The motivation to begin the project entitled “Sparks” was a desire to create a multifaceted portrait of a contemporary war. In particular a portrait of the conflict in Ukraine, which seems to be forgotten even though it is happening in Europe. The aspects of war such as: how it is run, its influence on the life of ordinary people and its impact on the environment are visualized by various media. In this case the center and the core of the project is constructed through meeting the people who witness the war directly. Portraits of young soldiers created during the individual conversations with every one of them form the backbone of this project. In addition, soldiers’ words show their motivations to join the fight, their will to protect their country, their doubts, psychological problems and feeling of being misunderstood by the society.