ABOUT / BIO

What started for me as simply a means of filling my free time after school, in time developed into a full blown photography passion and defined my whole life.
First I chose to study filmmaking at the Silesian Univeristy in Poland, then photography at Bournemouth & Poole College in Bournemouth, UK. Upon returning to Poland, I became a staff photographer for a newsweekly magazine "Wprost", but soon I recognized that only working as a free photojournalist will let me fulfill my passion of travelling and telling stories that I wanted.
Today I am shooting picture stories and short documentaries. In August 2011 I took part in MediaStorm advanced multimedia workshop in New York. A video shot then, "A Thousand More" was awarded first prize in FotoWeek DC's Documentary Storytelling and Experimental category. For the other of my video pieces I received a Multimedia Photographer of the Year 2-nd prize award at the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) 2012.
So - this is where I am now. I love photography, I love film. I do both. With the new exciting possibilities of reporting that have emerged thanks to new technology and the modern ways of reaching the audience, maybe I can make a difference after all? 
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Piotr is a director of Napo Foundation that helps young people enter the photography world and co-owner of Napo Images agency. 
His work is being published worldwide.


EDUCATION/WORKSHOPS/GRANTS
2013 NFTS, Beaconsfield, United Kingdom. Workshop in observational filming.
2011 Polish Ministry of Culture. Grant for series of stories about life in Warsaw
2011 MediaStorm, New York. Advanced Storytelling workshop.
1990 Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design, UK. Photography studies.
1987 Silesian University, Katowice, Poland. Filmmaking studies.


AWARDS/EXHIBITIONS
2013 Grand Press Photo, Poland, first prize in multimedia cat. for "Jodie"
2012 Fotovisura - Honourable mention for feature story about meat production in Kansas
2012 Pictures of the Year, USA (POYi): Two awards; 2-nd award for Multimedia Portfolio of the Year and an Award of Excellence.
2011 First prize in FotoWeek DC's Documentary Storytelling and Experimental category for "A Thousand More" multimedia.
2011 Grand Press Photo, Poland, first prize in multimedia for "City Horses"
2009 BZWBK Press Photo, Poland – 2nd prize in News features
2009 „Newsreportage” contest of Newsweek Poland – 2nd prize in News
2008 „Newsreportage” of Newsweek Poland – 2nd prize in News
2008 BZWBK contest, Poland – special prize of Rzeczpospolita daily
2008 Exhibition in Beijing, China; Polish images for STERN.
2006 Exhibition in Tarnowskie Centrum Kultury, Tarnow, Poland
2006 First prize in Civilization category, at BZWBK photo contest, Poland
2005 Exhibition in Green Gallery, Warsaw
2004 „Newsreportage” of Newsweek Poland – 1-st prize
2003 National Geographic exhibition in Warsaw, Poland
2001 M.I.L.K. photos contest New Zealand – award in category “Love”, exhibition in New York.
1998 Polish Press Photography contest – 2nd Prize in People Stories
1997 Polish Press Photography contest – 2nd and 3rd Prizes in Daily Life Stories
1997 Fuji Poland Award for reportage from West Bank.
1993 Polish Press Photography contest – 1-st Prize in People Stories