“It is enough that I come from a country that lies east of the west and west of the east.”
Natalia Poniatowska is a rising figure in contemporary photography, on the borderline between documentary photography and genre portraiture. Born in Silesia, an industrial region of southern Poland, Natalia Poniatowska remained attached to her native region during her studies at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. The emotional link to her origins is the subject of several series, told like a photographic diary.
Flirting with documentary photography and inspired by her native Poland, Natalia Poniatowska explores daily life and the modern condition, evoking issues of globalisation and longing with each composition. Balancing candid photography without staging, Natalia’s raw portraits invite the viewer into strikingly realist environments, anchoring the present into the realm of sense memory. She won the award Female in Focus 2020.
Handle with CareHotel d’Aguesseau, 18 rue Séguier, 75006 Paris, France 19 May - 6 Jun 2022After being hosted in spaces and places around the world, the Spaceless Gallery believes that it’s time to invite galleries to join us in a unique multi-gallery exhibition within the...
THE SHOW WE MADE AT HOMENatalia Poniatowska 13 Nov - 31 Dec 2020Observing the world through a realistic, somewhat documentary angle, Polish photographer Natalia Poniatowska explores the various conditions of reality around her through the power of images. Her works are deeply...