Zula Rabikowska is a Polish-British photographer based between the UK and Poland. Zula was born in Poland, grew up in the UK, and worked in France, China, South Africa, India, Palestine, and the Caribbean. Her practice is influenced by her own experience of immigration and in her work she explores the meaning of home, displacement, and belonging.
Zula often works with self-portraiture in her projects, uses digital and analogue photography, and incorporates archival images and documents to challenge conventional visual story-telling norms. In 2020 Zula won the PDNed Competition 2020 and AOP Emerging Talent Award for her experimental animation about the Polish community in London and was nominated as one of the winners of the BarTur Photo Award for her project about the Vietnamese diaspora in Poland.
Zula has obtained an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication. Zula also works as a freelance photographer and as a photojournalist between London and Kraków. Zula has also co-founded the Red Zenith Collective, an online platform that champions womxn and non-binary artists from Central and Eastern Europe.