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.
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.
To view more of Tymon Markowski’s work please visit his website.