Agnieszka Sosnowska hlaut verðlaun Choice Award fyrir verkefnið A Year Book.

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Agnieszka Sosnowska  hlaut á dögunum fyrstu verðlaun í ljósmyndasamkeppni CENTER’s Director‘s Choice Award.  Verkefni hennar nefnist  A Year Book og  er skrásetning á skeiði eða ferli sem átti sér stað þegar líf hennar tók óvænta stefnu. Agnieszka segir sjálf um verkefnið.

” My home is a farm in East Iceland. I immigrated to Iceland 12 years ago. I teach at a small countryside school called, “ Brúarásskóli.” These photographs are of my students. By taking pictures of my home, job place and new family I am documenting a path in life I never planned or expected.

The school is comprised of roughly 40 students ranging from preschool to grade ten. As a teacher from another country I have found tolerance, acceptance and caring from this small community of young people. Through the years I have watched them learn, grow, love, and grieve as they leave childhood to become young adults.

As a woman I do not have children of my own. Since arriving to this school I have realised the power an adult can make in a child’s life. It is immense. I am fulfilled as both a woman and a teacher in this very small community. It is a privilege.”

The Choice Awards  verðlaunar framúrskarandi ljósmyndara sem fást við fjölbreytt viðfangsefni og eru veitt verðlaun í fjórum flokkum. Nánar má lesa um The Choice Awards, sjá umsögn dómnefndar og fleiri verk Agnieszku hér.

Agnieszka er einn af kennurum Ljósmyndaskólans. Hún hefur einnig haldið námskeið og vinnustofur í ljósmyndun á vegum skólans og víðar.

 

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