Kovi Konowiecki - United States

Kovi Konowiecki was born in Long Beach, California, and is currently based between Long Beach and Mexico City. He holds a BA in Media Communications from Wake Forest University and an MA in Photography from University of the Arts London. After playing professional soccer in Europe, he turned to photography as a way to document the things around him and shed light on different aspects of his identity. He was selected as a Red Hook Labs Artist in 2018 and has exhibited his work in spaces such as ROSEGALLERY (Santa Monica, CA) and The National Portrait Gallery in London. In 2018, Kovi co-founded a small publication, Mula Press, to explore his love for book making and to publish personal projects and special artist editions.

What was it that drew you to the  Star Wars Families commission?

Aside from being a fan of Star Wars, I was drawn to this commission because of the freedom it allowed in terms of sticking to my photographic style. I also love meeting new people and exploring different themes through my portraits, and I felt that this was a great platform to do so.

Favourite Star Wars quote 

“You can’t stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting.” Shmi Skywalker, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

See Kovi Konowiecki’s Star Wars family here.

Star Wars Families presented by eBay is a collaboration between Lucasfilm and British Journal of Photography in advance of the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. An immersive photographic and editorial project, it sheds light on families around the world who have enjoyed the magic of Star Wars for nearly half a century.

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