About Michael Kowalczyk

Portrait of Michael Kowalczyk - Photo by J.Ruszkiewicz
Michael Kowalczyk Portrait with camera - Photo by J.Ruszkiewicz

I am a photographer with a special interest in making photographs in public to document the spirit of the times.

Born in Poland, I emigrated to Germany at ten years old. Over the years, my curiosity and engagement with photography as a contemporary art form grew steadily. During a two-year stay in New York City I had the chance to work with and learn from expert teachers in the field of street and documentary photography in the International Center of Photography School. After an inspiring journey trough South and North America, I moved back to Germany. Between 2022 and 2024 I was chairman of the local Photography Club Fotoclub Konstanz 1958 e.V.

Contact: hello@michaelkowalczyk.eu

Flickr, Instagram – @michaelkowalczyk.eu, Grainery (Instagram for Analog Photography), Theta (360)
Youtube – @mikphoto, Vimeo
Author Profile @ 35mmc.com

2019 – Street Photography Magazine Podcast Interview with Bob Patterson
2018 – Fotopolis.pl Interview with Julia Kaczorowska
2018 – 121 Clicks Interview with Venkat Prakash
2018 – Xataka Interview with Jesus León
2017 – Szeroki Kadr Interview
2016 – Huffington Post Interview with Michael Sweet

Group Exhibitions
2024 – Fotoclub Konstanz Various Locations
2022 – SIENA Awards “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” Exhibition, Siena, Italy
2022 – Fotoclub Konstanz Various Locations
2020 – SIENA Awards “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” Exhibition, Siena, Italy
2020 – Cafe Blende8, Leica Gallery & Store, Konstanz, Germany
2019 – Xposure, Expo Center, Sharjah, UAE
2019 – Street Photo Milano, Milano, IT
2018 – History Miami Museum, Miami, US
2018 – Leica Store & Cafe Mayfair, London, UK
2015 – EyeEm Container @ Photoville in Brooklyn, NYC, US
2010 – Video exhibition, Urban Styles 3.0, “Aachen Tilt Shift” in the Raststätte, Aachen, GER (Link)
2009 – Photo exhibition, Urban Styles 2.0, “Klingeln” in the Raststätte, Aachen, GER (Video)

Teaching Photography
2022 – Fotoclub Konstanz 1958 e.V. – Chariman, Konstanz, GER
2017 – Advanced Street Photography: Finding Your Voice –  TA with Natan Dvir, ICP, NYC, US
2017 – Style and Evidence TA with Stephen Ferry, ICP, NY, US

Learning Photography
2017 – Portrait Lighting on Location: Natural and Flash with Bobbi Lane, ICP, NYC, US
2017 – Street Photography as Point of View with Jeff Mermelstein, ICP, NYC, US
2017 – The Documentary Project: The Photographer as Storyteller with Natan Dvir, ICP, NYC, US
2016 – In-Public Street Photography Workshop with Gus Powell and Charalampos Kydonakis (aka Dirty Harrry), NYC, US
2014 – What do you mean? with Paolo Woods, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria
2013 – Documentary Video with Ralf Marschalleck, Video/Film Tage 013, Institut für Medienpädagogik – Rheinland-Pfalz e.V., Koblenz, Germany