Pawel Opalinski: born 23/02/1967 in Kielce. Graduated from the Faculty of Graphics and Painting in Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz - graduated with honors in graphic design publishing, Ph.D.Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz in 2011. Author advertising campaigns and graphic design of many publications - including several newspaper layouts; illustrator and photographer. Creativity design and photographic work shares with teaching. He has worked as adjunct at the European Faculty of Art in AFIB Vistula in Warsaw and lecturer of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design in Lodz WSINF and Institute of Art UJK in Kielce/Poland. In the art schools in Poland he lectures and talks about design, advertising, photography and digital artwork.
Main photographic awards:
International Photography Awards/USA – 2007: 2 x honorable mention, 2008: honorable mention, 2010: 2 x honorable mention, 2014: 2 x honorable mention; 2007: 9th Annual Collage, Digital and Mixed Media International Art Exhibition – Omaha/USA – 4 x honorable mention, X Cyberphoto - International Contest of Digital Photography/Poland – Grand Prix, XVII International Contest of Mountain Photography/Poland – Prize of sponsor, X International Contest of unconventional photography – gold plate of Minister of Culture and Art; 2008: International Contest of Unconventional Photography/Poland – brown medal FIAP; 2009: XXIX International Contest of Mountain Photography/Poland – Grand Prix and gold medal FIAP, 2010: XVI Biennial of Mountain Photography/Poland – Grand Prix, XXX International Contest of Mountain Photography – prize of Tatra National Park; 2011: XXXI International Contest of Mountain Photography/Poland – Grand Prix and gold medal FIAP, 2014: XVII Biennial of Mountain Photography – special prize of Tatra National Park.