Mandalay - Myanmar October 2018 /photo Maciej Dakowicz



I was born in Soviet Poland where I found my calling in spatial perception and geometric patterns in architecture. After finishing my studies in architecture, I moved to Paris, where I have lived ever since.

I discovered street photography in November 2018, during a workshop by Maciej Dakowicz in Mandalay, Burma.That was the first spark that incited a whole photography related trips.

When I go out in the street with my camera, I have no precise idea of what I am going to photograph. A priori everything interests me, the ordinary scenes, the details, the light, the colors, the shapes and above all the people inspire me.I like to go very close to people. I respect people, I don't want to attack them. I don't use flash, ever. My presence is accepted, why I don't know. I never put people in a situation. 

I try to preserve natural expressions.I like to photograph people in their everyday surroundings, natural behavior, 

I do  candid street photos, simplifying the chaotic mess of life with a sense of beauty, to bring out some mystery and order.I love to capture those moments that make every moment beautiful in everyday life. Natural light is a very important element for me , beautiful light is already the motivation to take photos. When I discover the city I walk in the direction of light. I need the motivation.. this can be a shadow flooding the edges of a fruit stand, a scarf carried away by a sudden gust of wind..

First of all, I photograph when I am traveling, I am in complete symbiosis with the photographic gaze, maximum concentration on the surrounding space.I am fascinated by India and Asia in general, but I also love taking photos in New York, Europa..I can find something fascinating everywhere, I can adapt to different conditions, it is getting to know myself and my own possibilities to create.I started taking pictures in Paris/my home place/ for a year with the RICOH GR III camera, I try to have it always in my purse.

I feel that something magical is happening with me, with the world around me as I take pictures.I can't explain ..I think it is the necessity of creating ..I love spontaneous meetings that can only take place on the street.


Street photography requires a lot of concentration. It's an instant hunt that requires another look.



"I don't think about art when I work, I think about life. "

-Jean Michel Basquiat


GROUP EXHIBITIONS :


2024 -  Women Street Photographers - Annual Exhibition in New York - April 12 - 29 

2024 - Dublin Street Photography Festival - finalists  Exhibitions 3-6 May

2024 - Brussels Street Photography Festival - 30.05-02.06.2024 finalist series category and Selection Singles

2024 - L Vie En Bleu Photography - Nice ,June 2024 Finalists

2023 - Livorno Photo Meeting -  17-18-19 November 2023.

2023 - Gothenburg Street Photography Festival - winner , 8 - 9 September 2023

2023 - Urban Photo Awards - finalists

2023 - Pisa Street Photography International Festival - finalists,  24/25 September  2022

2022 - ISPF ItalianStreetPhotoFestival, my series "Out of the shadow" is among the 12 finalists, Roma - 29-30April, 1 May.

               https//italianstreetphotofestival.com/contest-finalists-and-winners-2022/                       

2022 - Siena International Photo Awards - finalists,  1-30 October  2022 https://sipacontest.com/gallery/2022               

2022 -  Women Street Photographers - Annual Exhibition in New York - April 8 

                https://www.womenstreetphotographers.com 

2021 -   Women Street Photographers :  

                - 2nd Virtual Exhibition, September – October 2021                

                -Exhibition at the Regional Museum of Anthropology, Villahermosa, Mexico, 2021

2021 -  Women Street Photographers :

               July 26-August 9,  Paris Exhibition of 30 Photographers .           

2021 -  Mars 9 - 28,  "Double Trouble" -Unexposed Collective and  Women in Street in Brisbane.

2020 Women Street Photographers :

                December 11 - 28 , New York                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                October 17-November 8, Trieste, Italy                  

                August 19-September 19, Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival  

                August 27-September 27  Chelyabinsk, Russia
                 

2020 Head On Photo Festival06 November-06 December , "Double Trouble" in Sydney

2019  - Women Street Photographers  18 December-02 January, New York 

               Miami Street Photography Festival 05 December-8 December 

2015 -  Salon Internacional del Caribe  03-06 July , Santiago de Cuba, Special distinction.

2012 -  "Electric Worlds", exhibition organized by the EDF Foundation in Paris 14 novembre 2012 au 17 mars 2013,

               then in Mulhouse and Toulouse.      /Reportage  "Hairdressing salon in Santiago de Cuba"



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024 - 14 - 17 March , une exposition  au SALON MONDIAL DU TOURISME à Paris, 

                and a conference: TRAVEL PHOTOS - DARE TO STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

2016 - 06 - 20 February, "After Sandy" exhibition at Santiago de Cuba, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño.

2O15 - 31 August-10 Septembre, " Winged and Earthly Creatures" de Mirta Gontad et Anna Biret , exhibition at  PARIS, Argentine Embassy.

2014 - 22 July-05 August, "Traces and Contrasts" exhibition at Sopot/Poland , Zatoka Sztuki.

               17 September-18 October ,"Traces and Contrasts"  exhibition at  PARIS, Espace Remix Co-Working.

2013 - 15 - 29 September, "Traces and Contrasts" exhibition at  PARIS, Galerie Sparts.



PUBLICATIONS

2024- Life Framer - COLORS  1ST PRIZE Winner

 2023 - AAP Magazine  # 36 Streets , one o 25 winners

2023 - STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS FOUNDATION - SINGLE IMAGE WINNER

2023 - LensCulture -Street Photography Awards 2023 Winner 

2023 - AAP Magazine #30 Shadows - First place winner

2022 - The Independent Photography - Street photography - finalists judged by Bruce Gilden.

                https://independent-photo.com/themes/may-2022/

2022 - Life Framer - "Youthhood" - finalists judged by conceptual fine art photographer Holly Andres.

                https://www.life-framer.com/youthhood-2022/

2022 - RÉPONSES PHOTO nr 347 - mars 2022

2021 - LensCulture -Street Photography Awards 2021 Winner 

2021 - AAP Magazine #22 Streets - 0ctober 

2021 - RÉPONSES PHOTO nr 342 - Permanent contest "The 5 winners"

2021 - Life Framer - "Youthhood" - finalists judged by Dutch fine art photographer Hellen van Meene

              https://www.life-framer.com/youthhood-2021/  

2021 -  AAP Magazine #15 Streets 

2021 - Women Street Photographers / book, 100 photographers featured /

2020- Life Framer - "Open Call" judged by Martin Parr /finalists

               https://www.life-framer.com/photographer/anna-biret/

2014 - Traces and Contrasts

2012 -  Mondes Electriques  /"Electric Worlds"/,  EDF Foundation in Paris   /Reportage  "Hairdressing salon in Santiago de Cuba"















 

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