William Mokrynski is a London based artist who works with photography. His work has been exhibited and published internationally, and is included in a variety of collections. Sharing his lifetime of knowledge and passion about photography, Mokrynski has lectured and led workshops in 8 countries. He studied Photography alongside New Media at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, and later received an MFA in Photography at the Edinburgh College of Art / University of Edinburgh.
Mokrynski is fascinated by photography’s ability to unveil a layer of the world unseen, and to challenge our notion of what is real. Mokrynski often integrates traditional methods with digital techniques to produce a hybrid photographic vision.
He is currently interested in the widespread churn of photographic negatives of the past, as the world transitions further into the pixel age. The circulation of this seemingly obsolete photographic fragment, culled from family and professional archives, are often anonymous –– detached from context and meaning, reducing the photographic image to a basic visual sign. For Mokrynski, these lost traces of the past are stanzas for the future.
A monograph for (l, b)≃(209°, -57°) Galactic Coordinates, in collaboration with Lucie Award winning EYEMAZING publisher and curator Susan Zadeh, is in the works, along with a short experimental film with filmmaker Dennis Mohr, producer of photographic documentaries, Mugshot, Disfarmer: A Portrait of America, and Remembering Arthur.