I live in Poland. I have photographed since I was eight years old, but photography has been in the center of my professional life since 2005. I tried my hand at many areas of photography. Since 2007 I have been photographing Jewish cemeteries. I also like street photography. In 2012 and 2018 I was a stipendist of Ministry of Culture in Poland. My photos have featured in many publications and I have produced artwork and promotional images for artists, theatres and newspapers. I was also exhibited in various exhibitions in Poland.
Polish Ministry of Culture stipends:
2018 – Forgotten Lives – photographic project
2012 – Simply Stories – photographic project
Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship stipends in the field of culture:
2014 – Ecce Homo – photographic project about homeless
2011 – A photo album about theater festivals A Part 1998-2011
2008 – Fragments of Ancient Names – Jewish cemeteries in Silesian Voivodeship – photographic project
Individual exhibitions in Katowice in Poland
2012 – Presentation of the book about the festival A Part at Polish Radio Building
2011 – Fragments of Ancient Names – Jewish cemeteries in Silesian Voivodeship
2010 – Packaging for the People – fashion photography
2009 – Unknown People – street photography
2009 – Human, space, light – theatrical photography
2008 – Unknown People – street photography
2003 – The Photographs That Were Taken in Szopienice – street photography
session of fashion photography in the kosciuszko foundry - chorzow/ poland,
clothes: dominika maniek, model: monika wachowicz, photography: jacek lidwin, 19.07.2007.
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." Coco Chanel
Hourglass is the photobook with pictures from the almost non-verbal solo performance of Teatr A PART entitled Klepsydra (Hourglass) , directed by Marcin Herich in execution by Monika Wachowicz. This is the theater of the body, gesture and emotion with elements of dance. The word "klepsydra" in Polish language has two significances. It means "an hourglass", but also "obituary notice".
The book contain my photos from Szopienice. This is a Katowice district, the city on the Upper Silesia, in Poland. To 1960 it was independent. Szopienice was founded as a village in 1360 and it was developed in the second half of the nineteenth century around the metallurgy industry. The civic rights was given to them in 1951. I photographed Szopienice in the spring of 2003.