23 April – 7 May 2013, Peltz Room, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

An exhibition of the photographic work by Agata Lulkowska

Opening on Monday, 22 April at 6pm with a discussion with Julio Etchart on Latin American photography

A drinks reception will follow. All welcome.

Being simultaneously a researcher and a professional photographer, Agata finds her fieldwork particularly fascinating. Having many years of experience in photography, she is always searching for the aesthetic qualities when working in the field. This implies a new quality of image, which has to address and satisfy both scientific and artistic needs and requirements. Her research is practice-led, focusing on visual representations of Indigenous cultures of Colombia. The aim is to produce a collaborative work with a selected community, starting from the dialogue about the existing art works, discussing the ways to represent and question one’s identity through visual media, and finally producing the visual materials.

The Peltz Room is open on the following days:

Mondays, Wednesdays – Fridays 11.00am to 9.00pm

Tuesdays 11.00am to 5.00pm

Saturdays 11.00am to 1.00pm

Agata Lulkowska is a photographer, filmmaker and multimedia artist. Educated in film direction and digital media arts. Specializing in dance, travel and conceptual photography. Regularly exhibiting in London, Poland, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and across Latin America. She received an European Union Award for her photo installation ‘Almost Like Home’, exhibited in London in 2005. In 2011, her travel photography from Colombia was published in ‘Best Photography Worldwide’ book. Also included in the International Dictionary of Artists. Currently pursuing a PhD in Latin American Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, researching and documenting identity of South American Indians.

Julio Etchart grew up in Uruguay and later settled in the UK where he studied Documentary Photography at Newport Art College, and have since travelled round the world for the international media and have also worked as still photographer, consultant and researcher for film and TV companies. He also produce audiovisual material and touring displays for Non Governmental Organizations like War on Want, Save The Children, OXFAM, Christian Aid, CAFOD, VSO, UNICEF, the British Council and the European Union.