“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
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.
I hope you enjoy our conversation.
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