Instagram Takeover: Marta Zgierska

Polish photographer, Marta Zgierska takes over our Instagram account, April 2018.

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Marta Zgierska, born in 1987, Lublin, Poland. She holds MFA in Photography (The Leon Schiller National Film, Television and Theatre School), MA in Theatrology and MA in Journalism (Marie Curie-Sklodowska University).

In her artwork she deals with the subject of trauma, liminal experiences and working with the body. She brings a personal touch to the motives undertaken, often placing herself in the role of the object of performance.

In 2015 she was named one of Lens Culture’s Top 50 Emerging Talents. In 2016 she won one of the most prestigious photography awards – Prix HSBC pour la Photographie and also Daylight Photo Awards, Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, FotoLeggendo Giovanni Tabo Prize and Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award. In the same year she was nominated for the ING Unseen Talent Award. Her project “Post” has been published as a book by Actes Sud in 2016. It received the PDN Photo Annual Award (2017). In 2018 she was nominated for the prestigious Foam Paul Huf Award.

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