Christa Holka photographs people. In her work, a portrait is the occasion for an encounter that is full of (often very queer) potential. Her photographs say, 'something is happening'. In Holka’s work, though, this moment of action is layered with memory and anticipation - with what happened before and what might happen next.
Holka specialises in portraiture (with a focus on artist portraits), live art and performance, performance/art/exhibitions documentation, behind-the-scenes for fashion and stills photography for film and television. Christa has an MA in Fine Art from Central St.Martins College of Art & Design, a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in Literature from the University of New York at Buffalo. She is based in London.
Select Clients: 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, Arts Admin, B3 Media, Blast! Films, BBC2, Bourgeois & Maurice, Brian Lobel, Bryony Kimmings, David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF), Delfina Foundation, ERDEM, Fringe! Film Festival, Gasworks, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Heritage Lottery Fund, History Pin, Hunt & Darton, ICA London, Live Art Development Agency, Outset Contemporary Art, Pacitti Company, PS/Y, Queen Mary University of London Department of Drama, Serpentine Galleries, Tate Modern, Transport for All.