Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Agata Skowronek is a photographer, born in 1976 in Poland. Graduated from Photography, Film and Multimedia studies at Napier University, Edinburgh, UK (2002) and “Social Communication” Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra / Barcelona (2003-2005). Agata Skowronek has collaborated with different newspapers and magazines, such as SZ, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, FAZ, Stern, El Pais, Le Monde, Woman, Volkskrant, Geo. Since 2011 she is represented by Cosmos Photo in France.
Agata Skowronek has worked in collaboration in photography and video with NGO’s such as Intermón Oxfam, UNICEF and the workers union Comisiones Obreras in Catalonia. In April 2006 and April 2008 she was participating in a traveling exhibition about Spanish guest workers in Germany in collaboration with the MuVIM (Museu Valencia de la Illustracio i la Modernitat) in Spain. Since end of 2006, after moving to Istanbul, Agata specialized on the Middle East. Recently she has realized personal projects in Iraq, as well as working on different assignments for international publications on various themes in the region. Her personal, long term projects include the Yezidi minority in northern Iraq as well as the Iraqi Marshlands in the southern part of the country. From September to November 2011 she had an exhibition about the Yezidis, “Fire and the Peacock Angle” in the Gallery Muehlhausetc. in Troisdorf / Cologne, Germany. In October 2011 Agata Skowronek was filming a video in the Iraqi Marshlands for a campaign against Dams on the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers for the Austrian NGO ECA Watch. In her recent projects she is interested in the question of authorship as well as the borders of documentary and art photography.