Kasia Strek
Photographer

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.

Kasia Strek
Photographer

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.

  • Polly Braden: Leaving Ukraine
    Mar 15 – Sep 15, 2024
    Foundling Museum
    London, UK
    Polly Braden: Leaving Ukraine is an intimate portrait of women, forced to leave their homes following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. In this new series of work we see the extraordinary journeys undertaken by mothers, daughters, teenagers and babies in arms. Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, Polly Braden has used her camera to document the lives of women and children unexpectedly scattered across Europe. (more…)
  • Betty Bee: Nacquero A Napoli Improvvisandosi
    Apr 7 – Jun 7, 2024
    zaza'
    Milan, Italy
    Strictly brunettes. Indeed brunette one, brunette the other. Capricious by poetics the first by birth, smooth as a straight line the second. The birthplaces of both are Parthenopean. As for one rooted on the cliffs of Posillipo where she also spent the resilient months of the recent Pandemic, while the other belongs to that blood material that protrudes into the vessel of the great swarming artery of Via Foria and its labyrinthine environs, where she still resides. (more…)
  • Karla Hiraldo Voleau: Another Love Story
    Publication
    Mörel
    International
    A year. That’s how long it’s been since Karla Hiraldo Voleau’s exhibition Another Love Story first opened at the MEP in Paris in 2022. A year is also the timeframe of the story chronicled in that project – a love story personal to KHV, which shifts abruptly from its climax to its end when she discovers that X, her lover, is leading a double life – a revelation that prompts the artist to question her certainties. (more…)
  • Peter Hujar: Rialto
    May 2 – Sep 1, 2024
    The Ukrainian Museum
    New York, USA
    The Ukrainian Museum is excited to present the exhibition Peter Hujar: Rialto, opening on 2 May 2024. Peter Hujar (1934-1987) exemplified the downtown New York arts scene. He was born to an immigrant family, and his Ukrainian grandmother raised him exclusively in the Ukrainian language until he was 5 years old. His difficult and unstable upbringing in a troubled household influenced his artistry and vision significantly as Hujar turned to a career in photography. (more…)
  • Eyes in the Stone
    May 17 – Jul 28, 2024
    Eko 9 Triennale
    Maribor, Slovenia
    From folktales and the origins of modern horror in literature and film to contemporary art forms, the horror genre has always possessed the potential to address human and societal fears. With the exhibition Eyes in the Stone, we give power to the primary emotion of fear to jolt us from our numbness to seemingly failing warnings of science. The artists in the exhibition respond in form and narrative to the threatening atmosphere in nature and culture. (more…)