Tymon Markowski

Born in 1986 in Kraków, Markowski lives with his family in Bydgoszcz. Photographer-autodidact, he graduated from the Higher School of Economy in Bydgoszcz with a degree in sociology. He started taking photographs in 2006. Markowski worked for daily newspapers for 8 years. In 2015 he became a member of the Sputnik Photos Mentorship Program. A year after he joined Un-Posed, a street photography collective. He is the recipient of a grant from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Winner of some of the most prestigious photo competitions in Poland and abroad, Markowski received the important Photographer of the Year award in the Event category for the International Photography Awards 2016. He was also ranked first in the competition for the Photojournalist of the Year 2016 held by polish Association of Photojournalist.



Awards / Achievements

2017 – USA – International Photography Awards 2017 (honorable mention / book: self-published)
2017 – USA – International Photography Awards 2017 (honorable mention / editorial: environmental / story)
2017 – Poland - Eastreet 4 (laureate / single)
2017 – Great Britain - London Street Photography Festival (laureate / single)
2017 – Poland – BZ WBK Press Foto 2017 (3rd place / nature / story)
2017 – Poland - Photojournalist of the Year 2016 (photojournalist of the year / portfolio)
2017 – Poland - Photojournalist of the Year 2016 (1st place / story)
2017 – Bosnia and Herzegovina - Balkan Photo Festival (three nominations / single)
2016 – Poland – Regional Press Photo 2016 (1st place / daily life / single)
2016 – USA – Miami Street Photography Festival (laureate / single)
2016 – USA – International Photography Awards 2016 (photographer of the year / event)
2016 – USA – International Photography Awards 2016 (1st place / event / single)
2016 – USA – International Photography Awards 2016 (honorable mention / event / single)
2016 – Poland – 6. Leica Street Photo (laureate / single)
2016 – Italy – dotART Urban International Photo Awards (3rd place / single)
2016 – France – PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 (2nd place / preforming arts / single)
2016 – France – PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 (honorable mention / sport / single)
2016 – Poland – Grand Press Photo 2016 (1st place / daily life / single)
2016 – Poland – Grand Press Photo 2016 (nomination / people / single)
2016 – Poland – Polish Street 2016 (laureate / single)
2016 – Poland – BZ WBK Press Foto 2016 (1st place / culture & art / single)
2016 – Poland – BZ WBK Press Foto 2016 (2nd place / daily life / single)
2016 – Poland – Photojournalist of the Year 2015 (2nd place / portfolio)
2016 – Poland – Photojournalist of the Year 2015 (1st place / daily life / single)
2016 – Poland – Photojournalist of the Year 2015 (1st place / nature / single)
2015 – Poland – II Polish Sport Photography Contest (Grand Prix / story)
2015 – USA – International Photography Awards 2015 (honorable mention / people / single)
2015 – USA – International Photography Awards 2015 (honorable mention / event / single)
2015 – Poland – 5. Leica Street Photo (double laureate / single)
2015 – Italy – dotART Urban International Photo Awards (2nd place / single)
2015 – Poland – Grand Press Photo 2015 (nomination / daily life / single)
2014 – Poland – Regional Press Photo 2014 (1st place / environment / single)
2014 – Poland – Regional Press Photo 2014 (3rd place / sport / story)
2014 – Poland – Regional Press Photo 2014 (honorable mention / environment / single)
2014 – Poland – Regional Press Photo 2014 (honorable mention / news / single)
2014 – USA – ND Awards 2014 (honorable mention / architecture / story)
2014 – USA – ND Awards 2014 (honorable mention / nature / single)
2014 – USA – International Photography Awards 2014 (honorable mention / architecture / story)
2013 – Poland – 3. Leica Street Photo (laureate / single)
2013 – Poland – Grand Press Photo 2013 (nomination / nature / single)
2013 – Poland – Grand Press Photo 2013 (nomination / news / story)
2013 – Poland – BZ WBK Press Foto 2013 (1st place / nature / story)
2012 – Poland – Regional Press Photo 2012 (1st place / sport / single)
2012 – Poland – Regional Press Photo 2012 (2nd place / culture / single)
2012 – Poland – Regional Press Photo 2012 (3rd place / news / single)
2010 – Poland – Grand Press Photo 2010 (nomination / nature / single)

Grants / Scholarships

2017 – Bydgoszcz city scholarship (Poland)
2016 – Bydgoszcz city scholarship (Poland)
2016 – Scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland)
2015 – Bydgoszcz city scholarship (Poland)
2014 – Bydgoszcz city scholarship (Poland)

Books

2017 – Flow (self publishing, Poland)
2014 – Downtown (self publishing, Poland)



Artist's Statement

In my work I focus on man and the space he creates around himself. I direct my camera towards local and little-reported events in my search to grasp the quotidian life of accidental people. I am fascinated with street photography, a practice that challenges me and activates my creativity. I am especially concerned with unusual events, those that force me to stop and record them. I often try to introduce humor to my pictures, either derived from given situations or borne out of my own design for the scene. Since the very beginning of my photo-adventure I have published pictures on my blog, which originated from the need for artistic exhibitionism.