Based in Poznań, Poland.

+48 501 336 105

    

PORTFOLIO:

www.swiatoslaw.com

 

Experience :

 

CNN Traveller , National Geographic, National Geographic Traveller,

Newsweek, Globtroter, Poznaj Świat, Fotokurier, Dziennik Polski, Voyage,

Max Magazine, Survival International, Pogrom, ADRA , FAO , Lonely Planet, Faces Magazine, Duży Format,

MK Tramping , Tyskie, Bridgestone, MTV, Fundacja Polska-Haiti, Masomo Project , Global Trade Watch, Podróże, Air Kuban, Vokrug Sveta, Morning Calm, Urząd Marszałkowski Poznań, Wings Magazine.

 

Awards :

 

National Geographic photo competition 2006 , IIIrd prize , category people.

National Geographic photo competition 2007 , Ist prize, category people and Grand Prix.

People and Planet International Photo competition, Australia 2008 , IInd prize.

Grand Press Photo 2009 nominee.

Environmental Photographer of The Year 2010 nominee.

 

Group exhibitions :

 

“Afrykamera” , Warszawa / Sopot / Szczecin , 2007

“Kolosy 2007” , Centrum Gemini , Gdańsk , 2008.

”Protest”, Charnwood Museum, Queens Park, Loughborough , 2008

"Sudan" Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, Mexico City, permanent exhibition

"Misietupodoba" CSW , Tuczno 2010

Galeria Bezdomna, Krakow 2011

 

Individual exhibitions :

 

“Mi się tu podoba” , Stodoła, Tuczno, 2008

“Fotografie 2005 - 2008” , Mleczarnia, Wrocław , 2008

“Fotografie 2005 - 2008” , Włodkowica 21 , Wrocław , 2008

“Fotografie” , Galeria Jabłkowskich, Warszawa, 2008

“Śmieci” , Centrum Reanimacji Kultury, Wrocław , 2008

"Fotografie 2005 - 2008" , Głośna Samotność , Poznań 2009

"Bars of Africa" , Pożegnanie z Afryką, Poznań 2009

"Fotografie" , Fair Trade Festiwal, Wrocław 2009

"Somaliland : unclear situation" , Misietupodoba festival, Tuczno 2009 and 2x3 Club, Warszawa 2009.

"Fotografie ze świata" - Galeria Limonart, Poznań 2009

"Polacchi di Haiti" Istituto Polacco, Rome 2010

"Polacy z Haiti" - Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Warszawa 2011

"Świat ze śmieci" Galeria Rozbrat, Poznan, 2011.

"Wielkopolska", World Innovation Days, Poznan, 2011

   

Selection of my photos can be also seen on www.nygus.info , some locations have bigger image base not yet online, so if interested, ask. All are available in high resolutions for printing.

 

WORKED AND PHOTOGRAPHED IN :

  

Mali, India, Algeria, Jamaica, Haiti, Senegal, Thailand, Iceland, USA , Ireland, Israel, Spain,

Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Egypt,

Sudan, Dominican Republic, United Kingdom, Belarus, Turkey, Belize, Benin, Bolivia,

Bosna & Hercegovina, Ecuador, Niger, Argentina, Russia, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Ethiopia,

Somalia, Mauritania, Madagascar, Moldova , Hungary, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Myanmar ( Burma ),

Laos, Cambodia, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Bolivia,

Paraguay, Serbia, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Nepal, Surinam, Guyana.

 

Available for assignments worldwide.

  

PLEASE NOTE :

I do not advise nor reply questions about equipment , lenses and camera, and I do not reply to requests for free photos for publication, unless you have very good reason for this.

  

I will delete any comments with banners and graphical "awards" attached, so please do not post them.

 

ANY OF MY PHOTOS THAT CONTAIN SOME NUDITY ARE HIDDEN DUE TO FLICKR PURITAN CENSORSHIP AND YOU NEED TO REGISTER HERE , ADD ME AS CONTACT AND SWITCH SAFE FILTER OFF IN ORDER TO SEE THEM

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Exciting! Brilliant! Breathtaking pictures!

August 23, 2010

Una de las ventanas más increíbles y bellas al mundo que puedas encontrar, cada día una sorpresa, cada día una maravilla. Gracias Nygus.

April 14, 2009

Jedna z wikszych postaci w polskiej fotografi i podroznictwie no i troche odjechana osobowosc w pozytywnym tego slowa znaczeniu.... big up Nygus man!!!

January 4, 2009

One of flickr's finest photostreams. Nygus is always on the lookout for the unusual angle and the most imaginative of compositions. It's great to see that his images are getting increasing coverage in magazines and I, for one, am looking forward to another good year of his images and travels!

December 26, 2007
Sakuto says:

most of my friends are stunned when their are watching your photos but as... Maciej Dakowicz says: "if I was as creative, bold and brave as nygus I would be one of Magnum photographers already... ;) nygus rules, he is so talented. I am sure one day we will see his pictures in National Geographic" ... and here you … Read more

most of my friends are stunned when their are watching your photos but as... Maciej Dakowicz says: "if I was as creative, bold and brave as nygus I would be one of Magnum photographers already... ;) nygus rules, he is so talented. I am sure one day we will see his pictures in National Geographic" ... and here you are. Many ppl can be proud of you, but in fact, you deserve it. Congratulation. Your glorious photos represent your hard work. Nygus loves his job. And he is making this professionally. Best wishes. Don't stop it:) Jak to mawiał laska: Pomyśl co chcesz w życiu robić i rób to.

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September 25, 2007

my first and maybe only testimonial on flickr, and what can i say? these photos leave me speechless.

September 8, 2007

what can i say... swiatek (or jack, how my wife call him) is a down to earth bloke who consciously chose life of misery, discomfort AND adventure, so we can flick through these photographic diares of his treavels in comfort of our sofa without risking malaria, sore feet, muggings, food poisonings, exhaustion and dirty… Read more

what can i say... swiatek (or jack, how my wife call him) is a down to earth bloke who consciously chose life of misery, discomfort AND adventure, so we can flick through these photographic diares of his treavels in comfort of our sofa without risking malaria, sore feet, muggings, food poisonings, exhaustion and dirty clothes :-) his work is about poor people, working class, farmers, gypsies, nomads and all kind of other god forsaken and expoited by world powers, but proud folks.

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November 26, 2006

if I was as creative, bold and brave as nygus I would be one of Magnum photographers already... ;) nygus rules, he is so talented. I am sure one day we will see his pictures in National Geographic

September 2, 2006
karen k. says:

I am quite suprised he does not have a long list of testemonials - I sort of just found him and I am so inspired by his documentary work. He has an intelligent and compassionate eye..one that has allowed him to go further into peoples homes and communities. His visual documentation is beautifully recorded - his underst… Read more

I am quite suprised he does not have a long list of testemonials - I sort of just found him and I am so inspired by his documentary work. He has an intelligent and compassionate eye..one that has allowed him to go further into peoples homes and communities. His visual documentation is beautifully recorded - his understanding for vantage points, composition, and framing reveals much intelligence and talent to me. He is a rare gem on flickr.

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August 26, 2006

If this is Gus' first testimonial, Flickr is simply.....a toddler. This guy is ridiculously good. Out of every stream I have ever seen for the first time, I had the biggest reaction to some pictures this gentleman here made in Africa. His sense of light, drama, color and character are all put to fabulous use as h… Read more

If this is Gus' first testimonial, Flickr is simply.....a toddler. This guy is ridiculously good. Out of every stream I have ever seen for the first time, I had the biggest reaction to some pictures this gentleman here made in Africa. His sense of light, drama, color and character are all put to fabulous use as he covers every inch of the globe. He goes places you wont see anywhere else on flickr. My hat goes off to this fantastic storyteller.

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July 25, 2006