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Magdalena Joanna Wittchen

MA work



A no-man’s land, transitional, anti-hierarchical, a public space.

History – from flaneur to protest;

Gilets Jaunes, socio-political structures;

religion, race, sex. The female presence.

Challenging diversity, the origin, the result and multiple meaning.


Transformation, shadows – echoes highlighting the invisible.

‘Under the cover of night’ social structures change,
roles reverse.

Histories alive. Haunting the senses – Les Chants de Maldoror.



Movement, bodies, space. Together but separate.

Constant, the one – the other.

The dynamic of the mass vs the singular entity and all forms

of nothing and everything.

A blaze of dark and light!


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Photography, 2019

  • I am interested in group dynamics and visibility of the singular frame within the urban canvas and the incidental happenings which populate it.

    I explore the female presence, empowerment and involvement in 'The Moment' against centuries of marginalisation and sexual division toward the female.

    I use the canvas of concrete, the urban language of the metropolis, the shadow, the light and the physical language of the inhabitants which cloak my camera’s mood through layers of textures and density of colour.

    My aim is to search between the lines while addressing the cause and effect of suggestive moments captured through my camera lens.

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, 2016; FdA Art & Design, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • WIP, Royal College of Art, London, 2017; Undergraduate Summer Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London, 2016; Translation Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London, 2015; 'Raw Talent', Hoxton Arches, London, 2015; 'Space in Between', 5th Base Gallery, London, 2015; 'Eigengrau', Fourth Floor Studios, London, 2014; CCC - BAYE - Acme Project Space, London, 2014
  • Awards

  • Special Mention, Dior Photography Award for Young Talents, 2019