Lola Paprocka is a self-taught photographer with a practice centering on documentary imagery. She focuses on creating work with sentimental narratives that are authentic and honest in their representation of each subject, while still retaining her clean and unfussy aesthetic.
Many of Lola’s projects focus on adolescence and the interactions of friendship groups among youths, especially those from marginalised communities and subcultures. Her most recent book, Studio Portraits
(2020), created in collaboration with Pani Paul and shot over a five-year period, features a diverse group of youths bound together by their use of Mile End Skate Park.
Lola’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including in galleries in London, Melbourne, New York, Warsaw, and Paris.Lola is also a curator, founder, and creative director of Palm* Studios
, a London-based publisher and online platform focusing on photography.
Palm* Studios showcases artists and photographers through creative projects, weekly online features, exhibitions, events, and book launches. Lola curates and edits each event and project, and has so far published more than 15 books with artists including Molly Matalon, Joachim Mueller Ruchholtz, Vitorria Gerardi, Jacob Lillis, and Renato D’Agostin, and writers such as David Campany, Lucy Kumara Moore, Chelsea Hodson, Shelley Jones and William Barnes.