Available for assignments and commissions. My main focus is in documentary, portraiture and travel. I am based in London.
Born in South East London, I am the daughter of teachers, sister of a severely disabled brother, and granddaughter of freedom fighters, political activists and peace advocates. My heritage is British and Polish.
A dual sense of attachment to place has been the wellspring of my work, in trying to understand my histories and those of nations, borders and peoples. I strive to make authentic, observant, and emotionally engaged photographs, often lead by colour and feeling. My work focuses on topographical and historical connections between people and environment, trying to capture the intensity of lives lived. I am interested in the influence of place, and the shape of it around us, as we follow in the footsteps of those who came before.
As a trained actress, the intersection of performance and photography interests me. In 2013, I completed the Masters at London College of Communication lead by Paul Lowe and Max Houghton. I now lecture there regularly. In January 2016 I founded Photo Scratch, a work-in-progress and networking event for documentary photographers in London. As well as my documentary projects and commissions, I collaborate with artists, musicians and filmmakers and find each new relationship extends the possibility of the photographic image.
Whilst I was born and raised in London, my surname is Polish and is pronounced Yen-drosh.
Awards and Accolades
2018 Royal Photographic Society Hundred Heroines - nominee
2016 Royal Photographic Society Environmental Bursary - grant winner
2015 Tim Hetherington Trust Visionary Award - nominated by James Brabazon
2014 The Polish Ex-Combatants Association of Great Britain - grant winner
2013 IdeasTap Innovators Award - grant winner
2013 The Eton Fund - grant winner
2011 Magnum/IdeasTap Professional Practices - subsidy winner
I am proud to be part of the Women Photograph initiative - a network of independent documentary photographers across the globe.
I run Photo Scratch, a bi-monthly networking and social night for documentary photographers to show case work-in-progress projects and gain feedback.
In my free time (eh?) I freelance picture edit including for The Sunday Times and with individual photographers. I am a guest speaker at London College of Communication (for MA level students) and other art schools and institutions.
2012-2013 MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography, LCC, University of the Arts London
2006-2009 BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts, Rose Bruford
2015 PhotoMasters, The Old Truman Brewery, London
2015 Art Licks Open Studios, Hotel Elephant, London
2014 Photo Salon/14, Photofusion, London
2014 Where We Stand v.2, Vantage Point Collectives Gallery, Brighton Photo Fringe
2014 I Feel Every Stone of the Road, POSK Gallery, London
2014 Raw Talent, Dalston Department Store, London
2014 Where We Stand, LCC Galleries, London
2010 Clinic Presents, Amersham Arms, London
2010 Deep End, The Macbeth, Hoxton, London
2019 The Decisive Moment Journal Interview (Dec. 2018 edition). Read here.
2018 Photograd interview about European Green Belt project. Read here.
2017 The Royal Photographic Society Journal interview and cover story (Sept. 2017 edition). Read here.
2017 Photograd interview about Photo Scratch: read here.
2017 The Sunday Times Culture: Johnny Flynn - he's a man of many parts. See here.
2017 Coltana podcast interview about music photography: Listen here.
2017 Hotel Elephant Blog: The Power of Peer Review. See here.
2016 University of the Arts London Blog Interview. Read here.
2016 London College of Communication Alumni Interview. Read here.
2016 Narratively: How to catch a cat killer. See here.
2016 The Old Girls Club Blog: Half the House. Read here.
2015 Garde Magazine: Read article here pp.24-31.
2014 BBC: Telling stories with pictures. Read here.
2014 Source Magazine Graduate Showcase: I Feel Every Stone of the Road. See here.
2014 Dziennik Polski interview (in Polish): Read here.
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