agata_pietron_02sq_small-500x500Agata Pietron is an independent photographer, researcher and graphic designer currently based in Warsaw, Poland. She received Masters Degree from Cultural Studies at University of Warsaw; studied Photography in European Academy of Photography and Cinematography in Academy of Film and Television.

She worked on social projects in Eastern Europe, Latin America, USA and Central Africa (DRC, Rwanda). Agata also continues to work successfully in the field of commercial photography. Her clients (among others) include: Orange, Unicef, RR Donnelley, Sotis, Lego, Natura, Lyreco, Fundacja Pomocy Dzieciom Niepełnosprawnym, Fundacja Synapsis, Polish Olympic Committee. Agata is also specialist on photographic representation of Holocaust, focusing mainly on visual evidences of Lodz Ghetto in Poland during WWII.

 

Awards/scholarships (selected)
2013 Paraty em Foco, Brazil – Multimidia em Foco – Multimedia Award – nomination for “WAR SONGS”.
2012 Firecracker Grant – High commendation for “WAR SONGS”.
2012 Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Multimedia Award – nomination for “WAR SONGS”.
2012 Grand Press Photo, Multimedia Award – nomination for “Orchestra”.
2011 Lex van Rossen Award, nomination for “WAR SONGS”.
2010 WAR SONGS/ Congolese hip-hop, National Geographic PL Award. 1st Place, reportage.
2010 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop Scholarship.
2008 Adam Mickiewicz Institute scholarship.
2007 Adam Mickiewicz Institute scholarship.

Solo exhibitions
2006 stopien ciepla, Poznan, Poland.
2006 stopien ciepla, Rybnik, Poland.
2005 STOPIEN CIEPLA, Institute of Design, Warsaw, Poland.
2005 OSIEM RAZY DWA, Chlodna 25, Warsaw, Poland.
2004 21 FOTOGRAFII, Galeria Kuluary, PKiN, Warsaw, Poland.
2002 NYC 09.2001, Galeria A. Rzasy, Black&White Photography Festival, Poland.

Collective exhibitions (selected)
2014 Xishuangbanna Foto Festival, Yunnan, China [curating].
2013 Photo China Original International Photographic Exhibition (中国原生态国际摄影大展) at Liupanshui, Guizhou, China [exhibiting and curating].
2012 Bursa Photo Fest, Turkey – Multimedia screening.
2012 MOZE MORZE, Leica Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.
2012 Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Germany. Multimedia.
2011 Popview/Lex van Rossen Award, Noorderlich Gallery, The Netherlands.
2007 EAF group exhibition, Warsaw, Poland.
2006 DIALOGS, Warsaw, Poland.
2005 FOTOGReafIE, Torun, Poland.
2004 8+1 MASTERCLASS BAKHCHISARAY, Galeria RA, Kiev, Ukraine.
2004 The International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Lodz, Poland.
2004 WARSAW AT HOME, Warsaw, Poland.
2003 HUMAN, Warsaw, Poland.
2003 The International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Lodz, Poland.
2002 BLOW-UP. PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE TIME OF TUMULT, Warsaw, Poland.

Education
2005 UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW, The Institute of Polish Culture, Cultural Studies.
2003 EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Photography.
1999 ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION, Cinematography.

Workshops and training with: 
Teun van der Heijden, Henrik Kastenskov, Maggie Steber, Philip Blenkinsop, Stanley Greene, Martin Weber, Aleksandr Gljadjelov.