She graduated in Philosophy and Sociology from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. After moving to Warsaw, she began working as a journalist. She was a staff writer for daily and weekly press, readily contributing reportage from Poland and other countries of the Eastern Bloc.
The project on the concentration camp survivors turned out to be her vocation. “It was a subject that absorbed me completely. For me, it could go on forever. Unfortunately, its participants are passing away and now our main task is not to come too late.”
Her second book Dzisiaj rozmawiamy o Pani (Today we are talking about you) was published by Wydawnictwo Literackie in 2017.
Documentary photographer, member of the prestigious VII Photo agency.
Maciek's work has been exhibited in the U.S., Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Greece and Poland and appears in the L’Espresso, Stern, Newsweek, Bloomberg Businessweek, Smithsonian Magazine, Polityka, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal among others.
His awards include honors from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, NPPA The Best of Photojournalism and multiple awards in his native Poland.
In 2012 he was awarded with grant from the Polish National Center of Culture to continue The Irreversible worldwide.
His second book, Homesick, that summarizes his long-term project chronicling the consequences of Chernobyl disaster was published in 2016.
Maciek is a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University 2016/2017.