Lena Dobrowolska


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2012 - 2018visual artist, documentary photographer and documentary filmmaker
Lena DobrowolskaLena Dobrowolska
Film (Docu)
Open UniversityOpen University
2010 - 2011video editing, technician for moving image installation
exhibition production assistantStills Gallery, Scottish centre for Photography
  • Education

    2018Digital DirectionRoyal College of Art
    2014Intermedia ArtAcademy of Fine Art in Cracow
    2010PhotographyFalmouth University


    I own (and can operate):
    Sony FS5 4K camcorder, Pentax 645Z, Gimbal DJI Ronin

    About me

    I am a visual artist working with a combination of documentary photography, documentary film, narrative film, installation, interactive documentary and research in order to produce multifaceted stortelling projects intended to reflect the complexities of todays world.

    Since 2012 I have been exclusively working on projects relating to Climate Change and the Anthropocene as a duo with another artist Teo Ormond- Skeaping.

    My ongoing work focuses on the relationship between climate change, development, environmental degradation, human rights and geopolitics through which I considers how documentary film and photography inherently reveal the presence of pervasive power relationships , power structures and the mechanism of othering within the political, economic and natural landscapes of our globalised societies. Through a study of the landscape, the portrait and the still life I considers the shifting cultural meaning of nature, how this is changed by the definition of the Anthropocene and how we may decolonize nature.

    I have extensively experience working in climate change stress zones producing work in China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Uganda and Laos PDR. My work has been exhibited internationally including exhibitions at Krakow Photomonth (2016), Fotofestiwal (2014), Fotograf festival (2014), Mpm Gallery (2015) and Grey House Foundation (2016).

    In June 2016 together with Teo Ormond-Skeaping we have received a Culture and Climate Change research residency award supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, The University of Sheffield, The Open University and Ashden Trust.

    Additional Information

    Additional Skills:


    Development and planning, preproduction as well as core aspects of postproduction on commissions internationally. Ability to budget, acquire shooting permits, liaise with fixers and other facilitator, arrange equipment and travel insurances as well as plan, organise and manage day to day aspects of film and photography production in challenging conditions to thigh deadlines.

    Production and post prodcution:

    Proficient Knowledge of Adobe Suite especially

    DaVinci Resolve

    Adobe Premier Pro





    Model release forms


    Research and management of locations, characters

    Photography ( field as well as studio)

    Film production ( documentary)

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Polish
    DBS checked
    • No
    Interested in
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • News & Current Affairs
    • Television
    Experienced in
    • Arts
    • Documentary
    • Environmental
    • Film (Short)
    • Travel
    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years