Dom Bartmanska

 

Biography

Dominika is a documentary and fine art photographer from Poland, residing in the UK. She recently finished with a First Class degree in BA (Hons) Photography at the University of Huddersfield. Dominika specialises in exploring the subject of immigration, influenced by her own experiences. She uses photography as a cathartic process to further question identity, and feelings of displacement. Through her work, she hopes to change preconceptions members of the public may have towards immigrants, as well as highlight relatable experiences to fellow immigrants. She takes influence from a variety of photographers, from Rachel Louise Brown and Chris Nunn, to Mahtab Hussain – whom also makes work to provoke debate about sociological issues regarding immigration. Dominika is continuing her own exploration of immigration, while undertaking a Masters by Research at her current university of Huddersfield. Along with developing her own practice, Dominika has a keen interest in commercial photography and hopes to pursue this further. Prior to completing her final year at university, she was successful in the role of studio assistant, on an internship basis, at Box Photographic in Huddersfield. 

Exhibitions

North by North West, The Brunswick in Leeds, July 2018.

Graduate Degree Show, University of Huddersfield, June 2018.

Interim Exhibition III, University of Huddersfield, March 2018.

Interim Exhibition II, University of Huddersfield, December 2017.

Interim Exhibition I, University of Huddersfield, Sept 2017.

Artefacts, Huddersfield. May 2017.

Achievements


Nominated for APHE Bursary 2018- one of five students from the University of Huddersfield.

Finalist, shortlisted for Publication of the Year Awards 2018 - Łódź Fotofestiwal, Poland.

Recipient of Dean's Award in Creative Practice 2018 -  University of Huddersfield.

Co-curated the North by North West exhibition (July 2018) - The Brunswick, Leeds. 

Winner of Non-Professional/Student Documentary Photobook - International Photography Awards 2018.

Recipient of the 'Silver' award, in the category Non-Professional/Student Documentary Photobook - Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019.

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