Bio

tomek@gola.pro
+41 765 08 77 56

I was lucky to flow on the e-commerce bubble at the end of the nineties, save some dough, pick up a camera and let myself go after graduating Warsaw School of Economics in 2001. This is how I began shooting.

I hold B.A. degree in Photography at the Institute of Creative Photography (itf.cz) and am now working on my Masters degree.

I’m a lucky husband of Ali and a challenging father of Adam and Maria. Together with that bunch we decided to chase our dreams and in 2018 we moved to Geneva, Switzerland.

Awards

  • Grand Prize at the Oregon Coffee Board Photo Contest 2015  (US). The Grand Prize constituted a trip to Colombia funded by the government of Antioquia to experience the origins of coffee. View the story »
  • International Photo Contest 2015. 4 x honorable mention.
  • International Photo Contest 2014. Honorable mention.
  • International Photo Contest 2013. 3 x honorable mention.
  • BZ WBK Press Foto 2012. II place in Nature category.
  • Global Planet Photo Contest 2012. Honorable mention.
  • Grand Press Photo 2010. Nominee.
  • Kolosy 2008. Honorable mention for Minkebe Expedition – view the story »

Exhibitions

  • 2019 – Architektura ve fotografii polských autorů (group exhibition), Galerie KUPE Opava, Czech Republic
  • 2014 – Prison Art, series of exhibitions in prisons around Poland. View the project »
  • 2014 – M41 – the Portrait of the Heart of Asia, PUOT gallery, Polanica-Zdrój, Poland
  • 2012 – M41 – the Portrait of the Heart of Asia, Magazyn Kultura gallery, Cracow, Poland
  • 2012 – Photobsession, ART-Cafe Gallery, Kraków, Poland
  • 2009 – Sandbox, pARTer gallery, Kłodzko, Poland
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