My name is Artur Jurkowski. I have higher technical education (energetics), which does not bother me constantly deal with photography for a dozen or so years. The first conscious action associated with this form of image recording took place certain summer morning in the bosom of nature. That one and another meetings with the nature formed my point of view on world and sensitized me for constant searching for exceptional pictures painted by the light.
I do not avoid the continuous education and acquiring knowledge supported by practice in other fields such as meteorology and geography. I use gained experience for the realization of new projects. I am a member of the Association of Polish Nature Photographers.
At certain moment in my life I discovered the possibility of using bicycle as a very efficient means of transport. In this way, organizing bicycle tours, as well as backpack trips, I visited dozens of countries, and see there a lot of unusual places and meet inspiring people. My camera accompanied me during each of these travels, so that I can share with you the emotion contained in each of taken images.
2012 – Participant of the photography exhibition of the XV International Biennial of the Landscape “Save the earth” – Kielce
2012 – An award in the photographic competition during the International Festival of Film Producers REGIOFUN (Katowice)
2011 – Individual photography exhibition “Landscape in Colors” (Club of the Employee of the Silesian Technical University – Gliwice)
2011 – 1st prize in the photo contest “Scholarship and Training Fund in Focus” (under the auspices of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Warsaw)
2010 – 1st prize in the category Landscape – “Competition for Photographer of the Year of ZPFP” (province of Silesia)
2009 – 2nd prize in the category Landscape – “Competition for Photographer of the Year of ZPFP” (province of Silesia)
2008 – Individual photography exhibition “Shadow of Iran” (Gallery 13 – Pszczyna)
2008 – 2nd prize in the national youth photo contest “Chiaroscuro – the game of light and shadow” under the auspices of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage
2007 – 3rd prize in the category Landscape – “Competition for Photographer of the Year of ZPFP” (national edition)
2007 – 1st prize in the category Landscape – “Competition for Photographer of the Year of ZPFP” (province of Silesia)
2007 – 2nd prize in the photo contest “Kolej rzeczy” (Organizer: Academy of Photography)
2007 – An award in an international photo contest “Water and Youth” during the conference and celebration of the Days of Water (Buenos Aires/Argentina)
2006 – Special award of the Baltic Photographic Society – 5th National photography competition of children and teenagers “Man World Nature”
2005 – Participation in the exhibition of the Polish Nature Photographers Association “Shades of Nature”
2004 – 2nd prize in the national photography competition “The Four Seasons of Polish villages and small towns on the eve of joining the European Union” (Organizer: Świdwin District)
2003 – 1st prize in the competition “Faces of Pszczyna old town – Lights and Shadows” (Organizer: Pszczyna District)
2003 – An award in the national photo contest “Mining Silesia- diverging legacy” (Organizer: Museum of the Coal Mining in Zabrze)
2003 – An award in a national photo contest “This is Poland” (Organizer: Polish Tourist Organization and monthly magazine Poznaj Swój Kraj)