William Mokrynski is a photo-based artist who's work has been exhibited and published internationally, and is included in a variety of collections. Sharing his knowledge and passion about the medium, Mokrynski has given talks, lectures, and conducted several 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 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. Utilizing apparatus and methods of both historic and new photography, Mokrynski often integrates traditional silver processes with digital techniques to produce a hybrid photographic vision.
He is currently interested in the widespread churn of photographic archives as the world transitions further into the pixel age. How the circulation of anonymous photographs and negatives of the past, culled from albums and catalogues, are stripped of context and meaning –– reducing the photographic image to a bare visual sign.