Outerfocus 41 - Agnieszka Sosnowska

“For a long time I thought that photographs showed the viewer what the world looked like. It wasn’t until college that I learned that a photograph could tell a story. While studying photography at Massachusetts College of Art I began a series of self portraits that now span 25 years. I was 18 years old when I began to take them. These self portraits helped me better understand who I was and what I hoped to become. I still continue to make these self-portraits, but in a new setting: in 2005 I married an Icelander and moved to a farm in the eastern part of Iceland” - Agnieszka Sosnowska

02_My Belt.Heraðssandur, Iceland. 2011 .jpg

Welcome to the Outerfocus Podcast!

This week I’m joined by, Agnieszka Sosnowska, from her bed. Polish born and raised in Massachusetts, Agnieszka now lives and works in the rural east of Iceland. We talk broken feet, education, some music, the problems of cohabitation, oh, and photography. Obviously.

Agnieszka has a whole host of exhibitions, residencies, and grants to her name and it was great to talk with her about her work and process. It’s a rare thing that a staged photograph can look so natural, but her mix of social documentary, story telling and fine art bring about the most compelling of photographs.

Her latest exhibition, Myth of a Woman, opens on 4th May at The National Museum of Iceland.

I hope you enjoy our conversation.

Our continued support comes from the very excellent PicDrop. A file transfer service like no other. 

If you are sending digital files to clients, I’ve not used a better service.

Full screen galleries on desktop and mobile devices, image rating, commenting, management and download. I’ve found PicDrop to be invaluable on collaborative projects, and my clients are loving the more personal experience it gives them. 

You can get 3 month of FREE PicDrop Premium by using the code - outerfocus - on sign up, or by clicking on the link below. It’s an absolute no-brainer.

The more I’m using this service, the more useful I’m finding it. The best way, by far, to send your clients their photographs and to work on collaborative projects.