Malgorzata Florkowska

November 2012

At Christmas Recital 2011

Artist’s Statement

I took this image at the Christmas recital to which I was invited by my friends, in December 2011. There were many children proudly performing in front of their parents and invited guests, wearing chiffon and silky dresses and skirts. The atmosphere was very festive, and dancing to the Christmas music was a great prelude to oncoming Christmas season.


Malgorzata Florkowska, native of Poland, earned her Masters Degree in Economics at Poznan Economic University, in Poland. In 1984 she moved the United States. She is a self-taught photographer. She has been pursuing photography for the last eight years. In 2007 her photograph A Tie that Binds won the first place in SlowExposures Juried Exhibition. In 2008 she organized and curated Horsing Around, a photography exhibit of horses and equine-related subjects. In 2009 she published her first book The Joy of Farming. She judged the Puppy Love Show in 2010, in Zebulon, Georgia.

Malgorzata’s photographs have been shown in group exhibitions in galleries around Atlanta. In September 2010, her second solo show at J. Michael’s Gallery and Frame, in Griffin, Georgia was the satellite show for SlowExposures. Her second book, Walking Through History, was published in August, 2012. To preview her books go to

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