Kasia Strek

Polish photographer based between Paris and Warsaw. Fascinated by social issues and literature, I have studied French language and anthropology before discovering photography during my first year at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poland. I studied in Poland, France and Australia, where I received a scholarship to study documentary photography at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Brisbane.

Allowing to combine art, discours on social problems and the research on human nature, documentary photography gradually became for me not only a mean of artistic expression, but above all, the way of taking action, of engaging in society and of directing attention to the issues that I find important. My practice focuses on subjects related to social inequalities, the environmental issues and women rights.

I recently spent several months in the Philippines working on the country’s tourism development and the impact of human activities on underprivileged communities and I am currently working on a long-term project on access to abortion in countries where the procedure is partially or totally illegal.

My photos were published in French national press: La Croix, Le Pelerin, La Vie, Panorama, Le Parisien Magazine, Liberation, Paris Match and Polish Gazeta Wyborcza. I collaborate with Amnesty International France, Action Aid France, DCC, Greenpeace Philippines and The Climate Reality Project. My work has also been presented several times in Poland and in Australia during individual and collective exhibitions.