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Joanna Szproch is a daughter, a sister, and a mother. She is a woman who takes surrealistic photographs about women, bodies, nudity, and intimate relationships. She is a believer in fairytales and is obsessed with capturing the magic moment of a situation.
Born in Warsaw 14.06.1979, to parents who were creative artists, dreamers, and expressive musicians, Joanna was quickly introduced to the wild world inside the darkroom by her father. Intrigued by the drama of photography, she went on to study it at Streminski Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. After graduating with her masters, she and her new child Lena moved back to the Polish capital.
Working internationally, professionally and commercially, Joanna quickly developed her signature photographic style. A mixture of vulgarity and innocence, saturated colour and dowdiness, high technology and analogue, her images are a celebration of contrasts.
Searching for new challenges, Joanna relocates again, this time away from her and her daughter’s hometown to the German capital. It is here, where she has wiped her artistic palette clean again, re-imagined her creative quest, and met her internal child. As an adult woman, Joanna realizes this internal child isn’t so dissimilar from her mature self after all. This fluctuating boundary between old and young, adult and child, innocence and knowing are strong themes in Joanna’s artistic work and life.
But it isn’t just these boundaries that are blurring for her now. Discovering that she is a synesthete, Joanna wants to express to others the blending of images and sound that she experiences. Expanding her artistic practice into the world of multimedia. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of combining photography, moving image and sound … And also dwarves –despite the advice of her daughter.
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