530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Niki Polyocan
Chelsea International Photography Competition
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • Twins, Coney Island   Twins, Coney Island
    Epson Premium Luster 260
    19" x 24"
    Niki Polyocan


Chelsea International Photography Competition
January 27 – March 8, 2018
Reception: Thursday, February 1, 2018 6-8 PM

New York based photographer Niki Polyocan captures the transient moments of city life in her emotive photographs, the surfaces of which are simultaneously luminous and velvety. Working exclusively with film, Polyocan remains loyal to traditional photographic processes, lending her works a poignant sense of nostalgia. 

Perceptively documenting passing moments with sensitivity, Polyocan elevates the everyday in her graphic, striking compositions. Not candid but not staged, figures make eye contact with the camera, confronting and embracing their role as subject. The resulting images feel like an earnest glimpse of truth; quotidian moments transformed into something extraordinary.