Second Place- Ursula Sokolowska
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Second Place- Ursula Sokolowska (Click on image for larger view)
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Curator Peter Bennett: "I can hear the crunch of the snow as the car drives to the parking spot and I can smell the frigid air in this great image of a freezing night in Chicago."

Ursula Sokolowska was born in Krakow, Poland. She studied photography at Columbia College (1997-99), completing her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. Although her work is deeply personal, her images are also a reflection of separation of the body from consciousness and objectification.
Her photographs can be found in many public and private collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Tanqueray.
Selected exhibitions include The Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, Saatchi Gallery, Zoo Art Fair, the Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom, Minnesota Center for Photography, and Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Her work has appeared in CameraArts magazine, Light & Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, LENSCRATCH, Art Photo Index, and featured in People’s Photography China.
Sokolowska says of her work, "Through history, theory and practice, I use Chicago as my “studio,” and the public spaces within the city as a “canvas” as I analyze the impact of our built environment and how architecture and urban design stifles and inspires innovation."