MARTA BOGDAŃSKA (1978) //
Polish photographer, filmmaker, producer and cultural manager living and working between Beirut, Lebanon and Warsaw, Poland. She holds a Master Degree in Philosophy and Diploma in Gender Studies from Warsaw University. She studies in Homeworkspace Programme in Beirut with Anton Vidokle & Jalal Toufic. Currently she is enrolled in Academy of Photography in Warsaw. Marta is working on a personal photo book from Lebanon ('pmaintext'), short documentary film 'Next Sunday', and multimedia documentary projects. Her recent projects include humanitarian photography and Visual Production consultancy for Danish Refugee Council Lebanon (where she shot and produced several photo essays and 5 short documentaries about Syrian refugees in Lebanon), 'Exilium' a narrative photography project with Syrian refugees in Lebanon and 'Mixed Feelings' (2012-2015), which through photography, text, exhibitions, and public events deals with issues of racism and discrimination in Lebanon, and gives space to experiences of Lebanese of mixed origins (African and Asian). 'Exilium' was translated to Polish and has been shown around Poland in 2016.
Past projects include: Director of Photography, for the documentary 'Landminds' (Beirut, 2014); author of experimental short films 'Who Killed the Wild Pigs?' and 'Machine Lies'; co-collaborator on photography collages 'A Journey to a Perfect Fantasy', (Tripoli, Safadi Foundation, April 2011); Curator for 'Fenix Cities', a combination of workshops and exhibitions for Lebanese and Polish artists and cultural promoters that introduced contemporary Lebanese art to a Polish audience and contemporary Polish art to a Lebanese one.
Marta was awarded numerous art residencies and grants: HBF grants for Exilium and Mixed Feelings projects, Nida Art Colony in Lithuania in 2012, Gasworks in London and Botkyrka Konsthal in Stockholm in 2010, and Adam Mickiewicz Institute individual art grants in 2010 and 2011.
Bogdanska previously collaborated with Transterra Media agency as Production manager and Contributor Relations manager and published photography with international media outlets.
Her Vimeo channel can be accessed here
Marta is a humanitarian photographer, videographer, cinematographer, producer who is available for assignments around the world, especially in Lebanon, Middle East and Eastern Europe.
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