/ Magda Kuca / Photo story


Referencing early ethnographic photography records, this deeply personal series features portraits of the author’s grandmother shot in wet plate collodion technique. Influenced by slavic rituals and customs, the use of historic technique strengthens the link between the artistic approach and desire to dive into one’s heritage through reflection on memory, folklore and technology.

Magda Kuca (1993) Polish visual artist, photographer and educator based in London, working primarily with historical photographic processes. Since completing BA in Photography at University of Arts in Poznan, Poland (2015) and MA in Photography at University of Arts London (2018) her work continues to evolve. Magda’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including Aperture Gallery NY (US), Photo Vogue Festival (IT), Festival Circulations (FR). Her work is in both private and public collections such as London Brent Museum & Archives and Centre for Photographic Conservation. She received the LensCulture Art Photography Award for the series ‘The Grandmothers’ in 2018.