Kat Puchowska is a portraiture and travel photographer and image retoucher. Born in 96' in south of Poland, she is currently based in Barcelona, Spain, and London, United Kingdom. Kat graduated with Bachelor's degree in Art and Photography at Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom and a Fine Art course at the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.
Her earliest photo projects have been fashion-focused, however, with the interest in a foreign culture and travel she based her next projects around cultural, urban, and documentary photography.
Her first exhibition was titled 'Mireu Me' and the photo-book where she captured images of local Catalan men from Barcelona with their own fashion style and preferred locations around the city. 'Mireu me' was exhibited in Nottingham and London in 2017.
In 2018 Kat traveled around Morocco where she captured the street life of locals in their everyday life while learning about the Moroccan culture and local cuisine. A year later in 2019, she hosted an online exhibition with a selection of street portraits that were taken on a journey from north to south of Egypt.
In 2020 while traveling through Portugal she found a lot of diversity and interacted with Indian agricultural workers who were based in small villages in Portugal called Odemira and Moncarapacho, documenting the true living and working conditions which the immigrants face in a European country.
Currently, Kat is working independently on a collection of photo essays and audiovisuals that tell unique, heartfelt stories of immigrants and refugees who reside in the city of Barcelona.
ABOUT THE PAST EXHIBITION PROJECT
In the project “MIREU ME! Catalans through the lens” I explore the contemporary Catalan culture of the unique style and personal environment. The true identity of local Catalan men behind the multi-cultural and touristic streets of Barcelona.
28.06.2017 – 04.08.2017 - ‘’MIREU ME – Catalans through the lens''
@ Free Range Gallery - The Old Truman Brewery, 81 Brick Lane street,
London, United Kingdom
30.05.2017 – 09.06.2017 – ‘’MIREU ME – Catalans through the lens''
@ Rough Trade Nottingham – 5 Broad Street,
Nottingham, United Kingdom