Katarzyna Świętochowska – a photographer from Łódź (Poland), active from 2010. In the beginning focused on portraits, yet for a few years has been particularly searching for wild nature and intriguing architecture, often abandoned. Interested also in photography of postindustrial areas as well as anything situated near Kłodzko Land. Member of the Union of the Polish Nature Photographers, awarded with The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage grant.
Major individual exhibitions: “City Geometry” (Cafe Foto, Łódź 2013). “Miasto-Zdrój” (Dom Klahra oraz CKiR, Lądek-Zdrój 2022).
Major group exhibitions: “Postindustrial Landscape” (BWA, Bydgoszcz 2020); “Unusualities of Nature in Lodzkie Voivodship” (ŁDK, Łódź 2021); Industrial Photography Festival in Siemianowice Śląskie (2017, 2018, 2019); „A Photographer of the Year in the Local ZPFP (UPNP) Unity” (Łódź 2018).
Graduated from Psychology and English Philology as well as post-graduate Graphic Design. Works as a psychologist and a teacher of Swedish language and Scandinavian culture.
When photographying, I search for places that would take me back in time or to a fairy-tale universes. To the landscapes with wild, untouched nature, and places where time had stopped. In my creative work I focus on popularizing places that have historical and cultural value, as well as little knonwn sites. I also strive to awaken concern for nature and the common landscape, including architecture.
The most important photographic interests: post-industrial landscape, modernist architecture, abandoned places, all embodiments of nature, Kłodzko land.