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Portrait of Michael Kowalczyk - Photo by J.Ruszkiewicz

Michael Kowalczyk – Photo by J.Ruszkiewicz

Michael Kowalczyk is Another Street Photographer, currently living in New York City. He shoots close and wide using available light in color and black and white since 2003. Michael’s educational and professional working background is in Linguistics, Communications, Media and Educational Design.

Giving back with Creative Commons

All photographs by Michael Kowalczyk Photography are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Feel free to share, mashup and create own work with them. Please make sure to attribute and publish your final work under the same CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Read about the details here.

Permissions beyond the scope of this license can be obtained.


Social Media and other Websites

  • Facebook – Business and Fanpage
  • Flickr – Photography groups and my most recent photographs
  • Instagram – @michaelkowalczyk.eu
  • Twitter – @mikphoto
  • Aachenlife.de – My first street photography diary project about my home town Aachen. (Domain will expire in mid 2017)

Contests, Exhibitions & Publications

  • 2016.12 – Photo prints publication in 7 LUUPS 2017 Art & Coupon books (Link)
  • 2016.11 – Photo print publication in the GOLEM Exhibition Catalog, Jewish Museum Berlin (Link)
  • 2016 – Edge of Humanity Online Publication with selected Street Photographs from NYC (Link)
  • 2015 – Photo prints publications in 6 LUUPS 2016 Art & Coupons books (Link)
  • 2015 – Photo prints publication in the LUUPS Aachen 2015 Art & Coupons books (Link)
  • 2015 – Photo contest, 2nd place, Pfarrei St. Jakob Contest “Weg” (Link)
  • 2013 – Photo contest and print publication, Katholische Hochschulgemeinde “Eyecatcher 2” Aachen, Germany (Link & Video)
  • 2012 – Photo prints publication in the LUUPS Aachen 2012 Art & Coupon book (Link)
  • 2010 – Video exhibition, Urban Styles 3.0, “Aachen Tilt Shift” in the Raststätte, Aachen, Germany (Link)
  • 2009 – Photo exhibition, Urban Styles 2.0, “Klingeln” in the Raststätte, Aachen, Germany (Video)

Activities, Workshops and Education

  • 2017.01 – Taching Assistant Volunteer in the International Center of Photography (ICP), New York City, USA
  • 2016.12 – Master of Arts in Educational Media Design, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • 2015.09 – Volunteer on Photoville Education Day, New York City, United States (read more)
  • 2014.08 – Workshop “What do you mean?” with Paolo Woods, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria (Link)#
  • 2013.06 – Workshop “Documentary” with Ralf Marschalleck, Video/Film Tage 013, Institut für Medienpädagogik – Rheinland-Pfalz e.V., Koblenz, Germany (Link)
  • 2009.09 – Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Communication Studies and Philosophy, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Camera Gear

  • RICOH Theta S
  • Pentax K5 and several Pentax Prime Lenses
  • Read more about my Camera Gear History

EyeEm & Getty Images

Amazon Books Wishlist (for awesome gift surprises :)