Magdalena (Ma) Zagrzejewska, photographer with background in geography, urbanism and multimedia faculties, settled down in Luxembourg. A member of the Polish Academy of Science and author of many articles on urbanisation and economic development. She studied photography at the prestigious Association of Polish Art Photographers and media in Polish -Japanesse School in Warsaw, Poland. Author of covers for records and lover of functionalism and the Bauhaus school, she worked mainly on architectural, abstract and nocturne photography series.
Her photography is characterised by strong urban, architectural life insight. As a photographer she links her experiences in spatial planning with observations of social and cultural changes in modern society. She is telling urban stories in surrounding natural scenography in daylight but also during the night creating a pretty new topography of places. A major source of inspiration for her is cinema, mainly old movies and most of the pictures have a cinematic look, frozen frames out of movies.
Most of the projects are developing using old 35mm analog cameras on black and white and colour films and papers, developed in dark room herself. She is also experimenting without a camera, creating images on photographic paper.