Maciek Nabrdalik is a graduate of Warsaw University of Technology. He gave up Computer Science for his greatest passion, photography, which he took up professionally in 2001. Nabrdalik began working in the U.S., shooting for local newspapers, and worked as an assistant at photo shoots for world-acclaimed fashion magazines. In 2003, he was hired by a major Polish daily as a staff photographer covering national and international news. In 2007, Nabrdalik won Picture of the Year
in Poland and, shortly after, he took part in a photography workshop organized by VII Photo agency and led by Antonin Kratochvil. Full of energy and new ideas after this encounter, he quit his newspaper and began working as a freelancer. In 2008, he joined the VII Mentor Program and, in 2010, he was invited to join the VII Network.
Although Nabrdalik often works in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, his main concentration is on sociological changes in Eastern Europe.
Nabrdalik has been assigned to cover stories for Smithsonian, Newsweek (Poland), Polityka, among others, and is based in Warsaw, Poland.
2012 BZWBK Press Foto, 1st prize, Society category
2011 Pictures of the Year International, 1st prize, Feature Picture Story
2011 The Best of Photojournalism, 1st place, Road to Office Picture Story
2011 The Best of Photojournalism, 1st place, single in The Road to Office
2011 Grand Press Photo, 2nd prize, People category
2011 Grand Press Photo, 2nd prize, Daily Life category
2011 BZWBK Press Foto, 2nd prize, People category
2011 BZWBK Press Foto, honorable mention in Civilization picture story
2010 Grand Press Photo, People Series, first prize
2010 NPPA the Best of Photojournalism 2010, 3rd prize Portrait Series
2008 BZWBK Press Photo (Poland), 2nd prize in Sport Series
2008 Finalist of NY Photo Festival Awards 2008
2008 Honorable Mention in International Photography Awards
2007 Grand Press Photo, Picture of the Year 2007 in Poland (Grand Prix)
2007 Grand Press Photo, 1st prize in News of the Year
2007 Press Photography Contest (Poland), 2nd prize in News
2006 Grand Press Photo, Honorable Mention, People category