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I was the 2018 CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year, 2019 Sky Arts Master of Photography finalist, and Photographer in Residence at Benetton's Fabrica in 2020. I have worked on commissions, scholarships, journalistic and personal projects in Russia, Poland, USA, Italy, and the UK, where I now live and work.


Publications, Exhibitions, and Awards:


  • 'A Portrait of Euro 2020 in London', TimeOut Magazine London (June - July 2021).

  • Artist in Residence, Fabrica Research Centre, Treviso, (August 2019 - March 2020).

  • 2019 Sky Arts Master of Photography Finalist (June - July 2019).

  • 'Britain Before Brexit', The Independent (September 2018 - March 2019).

  • ‘Contrast in Kaliningrad: life in the shadows of Russia’s party’, The Independent (June 2018).

  • ‘The Poles: an intimate portrait of Poland and its people’, The Independent (April 2018).

  • 2018 CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year, First Prize, Overall Winner, March 2018.

  • The Poles (Polacy), Exhibition of street photography from Poland, solo Exhibition, at Waterstones, Gower Street, London, 16th March – 13th April 2018.

  • First Prize in Lazega Poznanska ‘Moj Autoportret’ Self-Portrait Competition, 75 Sw. Marcin, Poznan, 10 – 28th February 2018.

  • ‘Looking at Strangers: Thinking about Portrait Photography’, Lecture and Workshop at University College London, Global Citizenship Programme, June 2017.

  • Exhibition of ‘Beyond the Frame’ series, St. Petersburg street photography, and London street photography at A Sense of Belonging Exhibition, in connection with University College London Festival of Culture, Waterstones, Gower Street, London, 7-16th June 2017.

  • ‘ULICA: A Polish Street As Seen By Aliens’ (street photography, street writing, and street painting exhibition in collaboration with Benjamin Aitken and Megan Menzies) at KontenerArt, Poznan, 3-16th June 2017.

  • Exhibition of ‘Beyond the Frame’ series and ‘Bytom, 2016’ from Polish street photography project ‘Polacy’ at Touch Point Exhibition, in connection with Poznan Arts Week, Curators’ Lab, Poznan, 1-24th June 2017.

  • Exhibition of St. Petersburg Street Photography, Ben Uri Gallery, London, 6-19th March 2017.

  • First Prize in Ben Uri Gallery Photography Competition, Ben Uri Gallery, London, March 2017.

  • Bangkok Street Photograph, The Telegraph ‘The Big Picture’ round 427, February 2017.

  • ULICA Street Photography Exhibition, Tandem Studio, Poznan, January 2017.

  • Exhibition of works ‘Soul’, ‘Work’, ‘Flags’, and ‘Authority’ (from the series Beyond the Frame: China upon London), Le Dame Gallery, London, June – September 2016.

  • ‘Drinkers in London’ Photography Series, The Holborn Magazine, April 2016.

  • Exhibition of work ‘Genesis’ (from the series Beyond the Frame: China upon London), Handmaid Exhibition for International Women’s Day, in association with Sweet’art, Hoxton Arches, London, March 2016.

  • ‘Fishing for Reflections’, University College London Framed Photography Competition, London – Winner, March 2016.

  • ‘Flags’, BBC In Pictures, March 2016.

  • Presentation of series Beyond the Frame: China upon London, Folio Friday, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, February 2016.

  • ‘Scales and Blood’, The Guardian, Travel Photography Competition – Runner Up, December 2015.

  • ‘The Painter’, BBC Russian, In Pictures, November 2015.

  • British Council China Scholarship, Guangzhou, March – July 2015.

  • PhD: School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, February 2015.

  • School of Slavonic and East European Studies Excellence Scholarship, University College London, January 2014.

  • British Council Study China Award, Nanjing, March – April 2013.

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship: Library of Congress, Washington DC, November 2012 – February 2013.

  • ‘Capturing St. Petersburg Street Life: a Photographic Response to the “Petersburg” Text of Russian Literature’, School Slavonic and East European Studies Research Blog, December 2012.

  • Presentation of series ‘Representation of the Urban Poor’, One Day in the City Festival, University College London, June 2012.

  • Exhibition of work ‘Eye Contact’, University of London Student Street Photography Exhibition, University College London, March 2012.

  • University College London Travel-Committee Grant, Corsica, June – July 2011.

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award, September 2010 – September 2014.