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Another Weeping Woman by Diana Sosnowska


First major UK exhibition by Scotland-trained, US-based artist

Diana Sosnowska

Another Weeping Woman

13th July – 28th July 2024, Tuesday-Sunday 12-6 pm

Studies in Photography Gallery, 6 William Street Edinburgh EH3 7NH

In Another Weeping Woman, Diana Sosnowska creates staged self-portraits which draw inspiration from contemporary literature and cinema. Her practice lies between performative and stage-set photography, her often-voyeuristic lens inviting a reflection on the influence of visual culture on our perceptions of gender and self-hood. She investigates the social perception of women by portraying a recurring and idealised female character, within scenes whose settings echo a movie set. The use of lighting and costumes leaves space for gestures and reinforces a cinematic allusion throughout her photographic work. In the photographs the different characters show their vulnerabilities and project them back to the viewer, creating an atmosphere of alienation. Many of the locations hold a Lynchian quality; non-places such as motel rooms and parking lots expressing the loneliness of urban existence. By positioning herself as both narrator and subject, Sosnowska invites the viewer to enter the image to share the roles of viewer and viewed and to question what it takes to participate in someone else’s desires.

Opening night on Saturday, 13th July, 2-7 pm. Artist’s talk in conversation with the curator Emanuele Centi at 5 pm.

Diana Sosnowska is a Polish-born photographic artist. Following high school education in Italy, she trained at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen and is currently a Master of Fine Art candidate at the University of South Florida, Tampa.

Studies in Photography Gallery, 6 William Street, Edinburgh is an exhibition and workshop space/bookshop operated in partnership between Studies in Photography and Agitate.

  • Organizzato da: Studies in Photography
  • In collaborazione con: Italian Institute of Culture in Edinburgh, Edinburgh College Photography