Agnieszka Sosnowska / photo exhibition

Being an immigrant is probably the most difficult transition for any human being. At the age of 3 Agnieszka Sosonowska left Poland and emigrated with her family to the United States. During her residency in Łódź, she will create a series of photographs that try to answer the question: “What does it mean to be a Pole?”

Agnieszka says: “When an adult woman was in Poland, she was often seen as too American. When I photograph the city, family members and myself, I will try to answer the question: “Who decides identity?” Culture or individual?

Agnieszka Sosnowska – born in Warsaw, studied in the USA before moving to East Iceland in 2005. Photography and especially selfies helped her to establish an intimate connection with the wild and unpredictable new landscape in which she found herself. In return for the rapid pace of urban life, photographing this radically different way of life has become a spectacle in which viewers fall in love with the mysticism of distant lands. Instead, Sosnowska’s photographs provoke reflection, immersing themselves in the beautiful and harsh realities of life on the farm. In her residence, she explores her own identity, but also the urban context of Lodz and its history.