Photography / Empson Street
Christa Holka is a queer portrait and performance photographer who has been photographing her communities both intimate and extended for over 20 years. Based in London since 2007, Christa has been working in the UK’s publicly funded culture sector establishing a strong network of personal and professional community ties within London, the UK and internationally. Christa’s work engages with and supports artists and organisations with portraiture and through portraiture, photographic documentation of performance, cultural heritage and arts activity by and for local communities, in galleries, museums, universities, schools and public venues in London and across the UK.
Select clients include: Barbican Learning, Guildhall School, Serpentine Galleries, Live Art Development Agency, ICA London, Art Night, Chisenhale Dance Space, Heritage Lottery Fund, Bryony Kimmings, Le Gateau Chocolat, Split Britches, The Butch Monologues, ArtsAdmin, Whitechapel Gallery, Fringe! Queer Film Festival, 198 Arts & Learning, The Showroom, Gasworks.
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 State University of New York at Buffalo.