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Paulina Korobkiewicz – The Ambiguity of Aesthetic Choices

  • Talks
  • 04/10/19

Paulina Korobkiewicz (born 1993, Suwałki, Poland) is a London based photographer using bookmaking. She explores public space, particularly in the urban context. Her photographs have a distinctly architectural point of view, which is apparent in her recurrent use of geometric lines, shadows and natural light. Her perspective allows for ordinary objects to take on a sculptural presence.

While studying photography at Camberwell College of Arts, Paulina began documenting the ambiguity and contradictions of aesthetic choices in her hometown and the surrounding region. In 2016 she self-published her first photo-book Disco Polo. The project was shortlisted for Bar Tur Photobook Award 2015 organised by The Photographers’ Gallery and Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission 2017.

Focussing on architecture and its abstract qualities, Paulina createdPerspectives, a photo-book deconstructing and reconstructing the city. The book’s format shifts the viewer from simply observing the images to interacting with them, retracing the steps and paths of everyday life. The publication produced in collaboration with Camberwell Press won the Camberwell Book Prize 2016. Paulina was also nominated for Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award 2017 and Prix Pictet 2018.