Filip Cwik
Born in 1973 in Szczecin. Followed cultural studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Co-founder of Napo Images and the Napo Foundation. Winner of numerous photo contests, among others: World Press Photo. His works were published by, among others, Le Monde, Das Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, L’Espresso, Days Japan, Guardian, The Times. From 2001 to 2013 regular contributor to "Newsweek Poland". In his work he tries to find balance between commercial and newspaper commission, and his own long-term projects that go beyond the definition of a document or photo reportage. In 2012 Filip received scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. In 2010-2012 taught photojournalism at the Institute of Journalism at the University of Warsaw. He has his own portrait studio in Saska Kępa in Warsaw. A collector of non-professional family photography, created by anonymous authors. Lives and works in Warsaw / Poland
Individual exhibitions: 
12 twarzy / faces - W-arte Gallery / Warsaw / Poland 2017
inside/outside - W-arte Gallery / Warsaw / Poland 2017
12 twarzy / faces - Gallery Farbiarnia / Bydgoszcz / Poland 2016
12 twarzy / faces - Gallery Pix.house / Poznan / Poland 2016
inside/outside - Gallery Ostroleka / Ostroleka / Poland 2015
Love actually - Trafostacja Sztuki Gallery / Szczecin / Poland 2015
inside/outside - Rynek Gallery / Olsztyn / Poland 2014
12 twarzy / faces - Gallery Ostroleka / Ostroleka / Poland 2013
12 twarzy / faces - Ratusz Gallery / Swidnica / Poland 2013
12 twarzy / faces - Pauza Gallery / Cracow / Poland 2013
12 twarzy / faces - OFF / Opole / Poland 2012
inside / outside - Apteka Sztuki Gallery / Warsaw / Poland 2011
Afghanistan - the time of trial - Institute of Design / Warsaw / Poland 2002
Group exhibitions: 
2017 - "Poles Apart. Poland's Culture Wars", The Jacek E.Giedrojc Gallery Harvard University, USA
2011 - "National Mourning", World Press Photo contest exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011 - "Mapping the Flaneur", Newcastle Arts Centre, United Kingdom
2011 - "Mapping the Flaneur", FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, United Kingdom
2011 - "15th International Chopin Piano Competition", Festival of Photography, Ostroleka, Poland
2010 - "Eternals scouts", 3rd Photodocument Festival, Poznan, Poland
2009 - "People, events, changes", Zachęta National Gallery Art , Warsaw, Poland
2009 - "Sinking Industry", GPP competition exhibition, Poland
2009 - "Eternals scouts",  GPP competition exhibition, Poland
2007 - "The Last Days premiere", KFP contest exhibition, Poland
2006 - "XV Frederic Chopin IPC ", BZ WBK Press Photo contest exhibition, Poland
2002 - "Leszek Miller's electoral campaign ", KFP contest exhibition, Poland
Grants
2012 - Grant from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Awards
Grand Press Photo / II prize in Portrait , for image "12 Faces" / Poland 2013
Grand Press Photo / III prize in People ,  for image "National Mourning" / Poland 2011
World Press Photo / III prize for picture story in category People in the News / Amsterdam / the Netherlands 2011
Grand Press Photo / II prize for picture story in category People "Eternal Scouts" /  Poland 2009
Grand Press Photo / II prize in the "News" category, for picture story "Sinking Industry" / Poland 2009
Press Photo Contest / I prize in the „People and Events” category, for picture story „Prime Minister's Last days " / Poland 2007
BZWBK Press Photo / Bank Zachodni WBK Award „It Is Worth Being Together” / Poland 2006
BZWBK Press Photo / II prize in the „Portrait” category / Poland 2006
Press Photo Contest / II prize in the „Culture and Art, Reportage” category, for picture story „15th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition” / Poland 2006
Grand Press Photo. Single Photo distinction / Poland 2005
Press Photo Contest / I prize in the „People, Reportage” category, for picture story „Leszek Miller's electoral campaign” / Poland 2002
Curatorial projects
MAKE LOVE NOT WAR / Grzegorz Dembinski / photo book edition / Poznan / Poland 2016
NEVERLAND / Adam Lach / photo book edition / Kolekcja Wrzesinska / Wrzesnia / Poland 2016
I can't get through the chaos / Michal Adamski / exhibition / Poznan / Poland 2015
STIGMA / Adam Lach / exhibition / Gdansk / Poland 2015
I can't get through the chaos / Michal Adamski / photo book edition / Poznan / Poland 2015
STIGMA / Adam Lach / exhibition / Best Polish Exhibition on Fotofestiwal / Lodz / Poland 2014
I can't get through the chaos / Michal Adamski / exhibition / Pila / Poland 2014
STIGMA / Adam Lach / photo book edition / Warsaw / Poland 2013
Lost / Karolina Jonderko / exhibition /  Skwer / Warsaw / Poland 2013
 
 
 
Press
  • http://culture.pl/en/artist/filip-cwik
  • http://weekend.gazeta.pl/weekend/1,152121,18142431,Filip_Cwik__W_swiecie_internetowego_seksu_nikt_za.html
  • http://szczecin.wyborcza.pl/szczecin/1,34959,17924381,Laureat_World_Press_Photo__To_nie_jest_wystawa_o_cyberseksie.html?disableRedirects=true
  • http://culture.pl/pl/dzielo/filip-cwik-12-twarzyfaces
  • http://www.fotopolis.pl/opinie/recenzje/14568-filip-cwik-12-twarzyfaces-recenzja