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Alexander (b. 1992) is a Polish-Canadian documentary photographer who looks to dignify his subjects through reciprocity and understanding. He is interested in how everyday occurrence fits into wider geopolitical and socio economic questions. He earned his BA in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales in 2020 and his MA in Photography at Aalto University in 2023. His works have been exhibited in the UK, the US, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Malaysia, Lithuania and Finland. His works have been featured in the British Journal of Photography, Der Greif, the Calvert Journal, the Photographic Museum of Humanity as well as Photoworks UK.

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Exhibitions

2024 Postcards for Palestine x Arts of the Working Class, 60th Venice Biennale, Italy.

2023 212 Photo Festival, Istanbul, Turkey.

2023 KL Photo Prize, Temu House, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2023 Click! Photo Festival, Cassilaus, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

2023 Tides, Espoo Cultural Centre, Espoo, Finland.

2023 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2023 'And Tomorrow?', Alliance Française, Madrid, Spain.

2023 MoA in Photography 23', Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland.

2022 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery (Cromwell Place), London, UK.

2022 Fotofestival Lenzburg, Historical Center of Lenzburg, Switzerland.

2022 Sony World Photo Awards, Somerset House, London, UK.

2022 Portraits Hellerau 'Counterparts', Technische Sammlungen, Dresden, Germany.

2022 Postcards from Europe, Cambridge University, UK.

2021 Future Focus (projection), Quad Gallery, Derby, UK.

2021 New Borders (projection), Nida Symposium, Nida, Lithuania.

2018 Guernsey Photo Festival, Old Tax Office, St. Peter's Port, Guernsey. 

2018 West of the Taff, Riverside Community Centre, Cardiff, Wales.

Distinctions

 

2024 Aperture Portfolio Prize Longlist, USA. 

2024 August Sander Award Shortlist, Germany. 

 

2023 City of Espoo Grant, Finland. 

 

2023 KL Photo Portrait Prize Finalist, Malaysia.

2023 Aalto University Art and Media Grant, Finland.

2022 Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize 3rd Prize Winner, UK.

2022 Frame Contemporary Art Finland Travel Grant, Finland.

2022 Aalto University Art and Media Grant, Finland.

2022 Portraits Hellerau 2nd Prize Winner, Germany.

2021 Future Focus Shortlist, UK.

2021 Istanbul 212 Photo Shortlist, Turkey.

2021 BJP Fast Track Winner, UK.

2021 RPS DPOTY Commended, UK.

2021 Blurring the Lines Finalist, NL.

2021 Film Photo Award Winner, USA.

2020 BJP Class of 2020, UK.

2021 PH Museum's 12 Graduates to Watch, Italy.

2019 Reginald Salisbury Award, Wales.

Education

2020-2023 MA Photography, Aalto University, Finland. (Click here for Thesis)

2017-2020 BA Documentary Photography, University of South Wales (First Class Honours), Wales.

Teaching

2023-2024 Teaching Assistant, Printlab Workshop, Aalto University, Finland.

Selected Press
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