Marcin Wilkowski

20090206 Marcin Wilkowski
I missed the exhibition at the Ormeau Baths Gallery last year, of young Polish photographer, Marcin Wilkowski. Nevertheless, his work is worth a look in. From his website homepage, see particularly “Immigrants and the City”:

“My Friends, Immigrants” is the title for a new body of work by a young Polish photographer, Marcin Wilkowski. This is a compelling photographic exhibition which features portraits of people who have migrated to Belfast.

The series was started due to the artist’s wish to record and remember the indivduals he has become aquainted with in Northern Ireland. Photoraphing these individuals in natural light, and oftern in their accommodation, makes these photographs appear more intimate and as if we are getting a glimpse into the individuals’ lives.The combination of both these series of photographs represents a link between the city of Belfast and the people who have only just begun to call it home.

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