Tomek Kozlowski - cofounder of WhyNot Agency, freelance documentary and portrait photographer for over 25 years, based in Poznan (Poland), graduated with Ph.D. in economics. He focuses on documenting a culture heritage and social affairs issues around the world. Between 2015 and 2021 he has worked on long term photographic projects in more than 30 countries, especially in South America, SouthEast Asia and Europe. His photographs and photo essays have been published in international magazines such as: the LFI Leica Fotografie International, National Geographic Magazine, Poznaj Swiat Magazine and many more. 

He has been a recipient of numerous awards and been shortlisted as a finalist by some of the most esteemed organizations and photography forums in the world, include Sony World Photography Awards, National Geographic, Travel Photographer of the Year, Kuala Lumpur International Portrait Award, IPA and others. One of his most recent long-term photo projects „The Viking Expeditions” has ben provided with media patronage by National Geographic and Leica Camera Poland. 

Tomek is represented by WhyNot Gallery. He is available for international assignments, collaborations and projects worldwide. The following year (2021/2022) he continues the project on the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland.

Photography Achievements, Honors and Awards

2021: IPA International Photo Awards / People / Portrait category (Los Angeles, USA),

2021: XVIII Rybnik Festival of Photography (Rybnik / {Poland),

2021: Hamburg Portfolio Review (Hamburg / Germany),

2019: Travel Photographer of the Year / Street Life category (single image category) (UK),

2019: IPA International Photo Awards / People / Culture category (New York, USA),

2019: IPA International Photo Awards / People / Portrait category (New York, USA),

2019: Sony World Photography Awards / Culture category (London, UK),

2019: Moscow International Foto Awards / People / Culture category (Moscow, RUS),

2019: Kuala Lumpur International Portrait Award (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia),

2019: National Geographic - XV Konkurs Fotograficzny / Hydropolis category (Warsaw, Poland),

2018: Sony World Photography Awards / Portrait category (London, UK),

2018: IPA International Photo Awards / Portrait category (New York, USA),

2018: IPA International Photo Awards / Culture category (New York, USA),

2018: Kuala Lumpur International Portrait Award (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia),

2018: National Geographic XIV Konkurs Fotograficzny / People category (Warsaw, Poland),

2018: Top 100 Photography Award / Photokina (Cologne, Germany),

2009: Canon Professional Network / Portrait category (New York, USA).

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