doc! talks: Wiktoria Wojciechowska
The last three years is an amazing period in the career of Wiktoria Wojciechowska, guest to our June doc! talks meeting. At first, she was one of 36 winners of the first edition of the DEBUTS project, next she went like a storm through the Photomonth in Cracow’s Portfolio Review, winning the prestigious Griffin Art Space Award for the best portfolio and she closed this period with the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award which she received at equally prestigious Les Rencontres d’Arles festival, that is a Mecca for contemporary photography. Then it was only better and better…
Her photographs can literally ensnare the viewer. No matter what she is telling about, she always does it in a typical of her way, outlining the most important problems young photographers are focused on: a sense of danger, alienation, bonds.
During the meeting with Wiktoria Wojciechowska, we will not only follow her path to photography, but also talk about how she copes with fame and how she gets ready for her projects.
Wiktoria Wojciechowska (b. 1991) | based in Warsaw (Poland) | graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw | a winner of DEBUTS (edition 2014) and the 2015 Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award | has presented her photos at numerous exhibitions in Poland and internationally | has participated in artist-in-residence programmes in China, France and Iceland | has published in ArchivoZine, Beijinger, ArtPhotoMag, Gente di Fotografia, GUP, F-Stop Magazine, All About Photo and many more | uses documentary and creative narration.
The doc! talks meetings are organised by doc! photo magazine, presenting contemporary documentary photography. Their aim is to promote contemporary documentary photography and photojournalism. The meetings have taken place regularly since October 2012 and been participated by (i.a.) Piotr Andrews, Krystian Bielatowicz, Renata Dąbrowska, Wojciech Grzędziński, Agata Grzybowska, Paweł Jaszczuk, Karolina Jonderko, Tomasz Lazar, Maciek Nabrdalik, Chris Niedenthal, Maksymilian Rigamonti, Tadeusz Rolke, Cezary Sokołowski, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Wojtek Wieteska, as well as by agencies - Napo Images and Testigo Documentary.