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Magda Biernat

This week I am featuring photographers that have current exhibitions or upcoming exhibitions.

Not too many of us get the opportunity to travel around the world, exploring different cultures through our images. Fortunately Magda Biernat had just that opportunity. Magda’s exhibition, Continental Bounce, closes on March 2nd at the Clic Gallery in New York. The show opened February 2nd and features Magda’s graceful, color-saturated photographs of architectural structures recently won her first place in the Architecture/Interiors category at the 2009 International Photography Awards. A native of Poland, Magda currently lives in New York and has had her commericial images of interiors and travel featured in a wide variety of publications. This is her solo debut exhibition at a New York gallery. Magda was also recently recgonized with an Honorable Mention in the Hey Hot Shot competition.

Continental Bounce showcases the photographs taken during the year she spent traveling the world, photographing the built environment and living spaces in 17 countries. Her vibrant, minutely detailed shots are deliberately void of any known geographic or cultural identifiers, and the viewer is left to search out any possible clues of location as they look at an arid South African township, a futuristic Taiwanese diving resort, or the interior of a yurt in Mongolia. Biernat’s photogaphs of uninhabited rooms and homes express a sense of the disorienting universality of human spaces. The compositions are quiet and pristine, but despite the emptiness of the scenes, there is a warmth and richness to the images, and a respectful fascination with the unexamined landmarks and objects of everyday life.

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