Biography

Mikolaj Nowacki was born in Wroclaw, Poland in 1972. He is a graduate of the University of Wroclaw, where he obtained a law degree in 1997. Nowacki then began Ph.D. studies, pursuing a doctoral thesis that examined environmental aspects of International Space Law. However, Nowacki renounced law and discontinued his studies to focus on his other passion, photography.

From 2004 - 2006 he worked full time as a photojournalist with Poland's most influential daily, Gazeta Wyborcza. He also worked with Finland's national paper the Helsingin Santomat. From 2006-2011 Nowacki worked for a daily, Polska the Times. Nowacki's photographs have been published in Polish editions of National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Newsweek and the Polish weekly magazine Polityka as well as international publications such as Burn Magazine, the Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Weekly Magazine in Shanghai, China and in the New York Times' Lens.

 Nowacki participated in several workshops with National Geographic photographer Tomasz Tomaszewski between 2006 and 2010. In 2010, he participated in a workshop with former Director of Photography and Senior Editor at National Geographic, Kent Kobersteen. And in 2013 he participated in a workshop with Christopher Morris, a co-founder of VII Photo Agency. 

 Nowacki has won numerous awards and has been a finalist in Polish photo competitions such as Grand Press Photo and BZWBK; and in 2012 he received Special Mention in the international photo competition, Winephoto. In 2014, his pictures of New York were shortlisted at the Sony World Photography Awards and one of these won an Honorable Mention in NPPA Best of Photojournalism.

 From 2011 - 2013, Nowacki was mentored by Antonin Kratochvil at the VII Photo Agency's Mentor Program. 

 In 2011, he took part in a group exhibition, iSee with VII photographers at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, USA and in 2013 in Queretaro, Mexico.

In 2013, Nowacki had his solo exhibition "Odra" at the VII gallery in New York.
 
In 2014, Nowacki's "Odra" was exhibited in China during the Xishuangbanna Photo Festival. He received there a "Nomination for the Best Photographers" as one of the ten best photographers of the festival.

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Biography

Mikolaj Nowacki was born in Wroclaw, Poland in 1972. He is a graduate of the University of Wroclaw, where he obtained a law degree in 1997. Nowacki then began Ph.D. studies, pursuing a doctoral thesis that examined environmental aspects of International Space Law. However, Nowacki renounced law and discontinued his studies to focus on his other passion, photography.

From 2004 - 2006 he worked full time as a photojournalist with Poland's most influential daily, Gazeta Wyborcza. He also worked with Finland's national paper the Helsingin Santomat. From 2006-2011 Nowacki worked for a daily, Polska the Times. Nowacki's photographs have been published in Polish editions of National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Newsweek and the Polish weekly magazine Polityka as well as international publications such as Burn Magazine, the Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Weekly Magazine in Shanghai, China and in the New York Times' Lens.

 Nowacki participated in several workshops with National Geographic photographer Tomasz Tomaszewski between 2006 and 2010. In 2010, he participated in a workshop with former Director of Photography and Senior Editor at National Geographic, Kent Kobersteen. And in 2013 he participated in a workshop with Christopher Morris, a co-founder of VII Photo Agency. 

 Nowacki has won numerous awards and has been a finalist in Polish photo competitions such as Grand Press Photo and BZWBK; and in 2012 he received Special Mention in the international photo competition, Winephoto. In 2014, his pictures of New York were shortlisted at the Sony World Photography Awards and one of these won an Honorable Mention in NPPA Best of Photojournalism.

 From 2011 - 2013, Nowacki was mentored by Antonin Kratochvil at the VII Photo Agency's Mentor Program. 

 In 2011, he took part in a group exhibition, iSee with VII photographers at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, USA and in 2013 in Queretaro, Mexico.

In 2013, Nowacki had his solo exhibition "Odra" at the VII gallery in New York.
 
In 2014, Nowacki's "Odra" was exhibited in China during the Xishuangbanna Photo Festival. He received there a "Nomination for the Best Photographers" as one of the ten best photographers of the festival.