“Light Movement”

Through February 2019

Ada Bednarz is a self-taught travel photojournalist currently based out of Union, New Jersey. She began photographing during her travels with People to People International, an organization promoting and fostering cultural understanding through student exchange, in order to tell the stories of the cultures, peoples, and places she visited and encountered. She has since participated in workshops with National Geographic Expeditions, New York Times Journeys, and at the International Center of Photography, to expand upon her knowledge and continue learning from experts in the field of photography.

Speaking about her show, Ada describes her decision to experiment with light trail, which utilizes low shutter speeds to allow her to observe movement in an artistic way. She states: “By observing movement, we can learn much about the person conducting the movement, and about the world around us.” The images in this exhibit were captured in various locations, including London and Dubai.

Ada focuses primarily on photographing places and peoples around the world. However, she occasionally enjoys dabbling in fashion photography because she believes clothing also tells a part of a person or country’s story.

When she is not scouring for potential financial crime as an anti-money laundering investigator, or photographing during her travels, Ada enjoys reading, swimming, hiking, exploring, and spending time with family and friends.

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