Natalija Gormalova is a documentary photographer and filmmaker born in Latvia in 1987. She acquired her BA in Photography from London College of Communication and after graduating she received a bursary to study MA Photography at the Royal College of Art.
In her photographic works Natalija focuses on social issues and shifting cultures and identities in contemporary Africa and beyond.
Her work has been exhibited in 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art in Greece, Folkestone Fringe Triennial in the UK, “Altitude+1000” Photography Festival in Switzerland and Magazin Gallery in Belgrade, Serbia. Her films were screened in Light Night Festival in Leeds and Manchester Odder Film Festival.
In 2015 she travelled to Ghana to teach Art and English to children in a remote fishing village. There she embarked on her photographic research around the disappearing fishing communities affected by oil drilling and illegal Chinese fishing boats.