Natalia Poniatowska

Biography

It is enough that I come from a country that lies east of the west and west of the east.
Sławomir Mrożek

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.

Exhibitions
Works
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Conservation Status: Vulnerable
    Conservation Status: Vulnerable
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Panda
    Panda
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Longing for Belonging, 2015
    Longing for Belonging, 2015
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Silesian Trams, 2016
    Silesian Trams, 2016
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Claire's Christening, 2017
    Claire's Christening, 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Czwarte Pietro, 2017
    Czwarte Pietro, 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Gathering, 2017
    Gathering, 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Heat, 2017
    Heat, 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Sam and James' Wedding Renewal, 2017
    Sam and James' Wedding Renewal, 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Summer's 6th Birthday Party, 2017
    Summer's 6th Birthday Party, 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, The Moment of Hanging a Cloth to Dry, 2017
    The Moment of Hanging a Cloth to Dry, 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Zidane's 1st Birthday Party, 2017
    Zidane's 1st Birthday Party, 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Arran, 2017
    Arran, 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Twelve Dying Palm Trees, 2017
    Twelve Dying Palm Trees, 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Homesick, 2017
    Homesick, 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Woda, 2017
    Woda, 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Patyk (stick), 2017
    Patyk (stick), 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, The Moment of Parking a Bike on The Supermarket’s Wall, 2017
    The Moment of Parking a Bike on The Supermarket’s Wall, 2017
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Algarve, 2018
    Algarve, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Barbican, 2018
    Barbican, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Fieldland, 2018
    Fieldland, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Intimacy Bench, 2018
    Intimacy Bench, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Irvine, 2018
    Irvine, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Protection, 2018
    Protection, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Southend, 2018
    Southend, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, The Fog of Worry, 2018
    The Fog of Worry, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Watching, 2018
    Watching, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Dog Area, 2018
    Dog Area, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Blue Lagoon, 2018
    Blue Lagoon, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Maze, 2018
    Maze, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Machine, 2018
    Machine, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, What Lay Ahead, 2018
    What Lay Ahead, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Hereafter, 2018
    Hereafter, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Iceman, 2018
    Iceman, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Isle, 2018
    Isle, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Southend I, 2018
    Southend I, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, 20:09, Blue Lagoon, 2018
    20:09, Blue Lagoon, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Stairs, 2018
    Stairs, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Untitled, Butcher, 2018
    Untitled, Butcher, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Inner Peace, 2018
    Inner Peace, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Hippo, 2018
    Hippo, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Flowers only once and then dies, 2018
    Flowers only once and then dies, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Twelve Dying Palm Trees IV, 2018
    Twelve Dying Palm Trees IV, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Twelve Dying Palm Trees XXIV, 2018
    Twelve Dying Palm Trees XXIV, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Twelve Dying Palm Trees VII, 2018
    Twelve Dying Palm Trees VII, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Twelve Dying Palm Trees V, 2018
    Twelve Dying Palm Trees V, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Jökulsárlón, 2018
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Heat II, 2019
    Heat II, 2019
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Carlos, 2019
    Carlos, 2019
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Playroom, 2019
    Playroom, 2019
  • Natalia Poniatowska, Warsaw 2020, 2020
    Warsaw 2020, 2020