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Maciej Chmiel, MA
Faculty: Art, Technique and Communication
Field of study: Journalism and social communication

Maciej Chmiel completed studies in the field of journalism and social communication at Warsaw University as well as information technology at Łódź University. In the years 2005-2007, he was responsible for the PAP Everyday Photographic Service and thus directed the work of photo-editors and photo-reporters of the Polish Press Agency. PAP representative in the editorial committee of the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) gathering, among others, editors in chief and heads of the picture desks of EPA member agencies. Since 2011, he has combined those duties with the function of the Vice Editor-in-Chief of PAP-Photo. Previously connected, among others, with  Polish Television. He also organized the photographic agency of the Wirtualna Polska portal. At present, editor-in-chief of the Domestic Editorial Office  East News – the largest private photographic agency in Poland. Author of photos published in both Polish and foreign media – from the New York Times through Taipei Time, Spanish Oje, German FAZ and Die Welt, Hungarian Nepszabadsag to Polish publishers: Newsweek, Wprost, Rzeczpospolita, Gazeta Wyborcza, Tygodnik Powszechny, Polska The Times, Metro, TVP, TVN, RMF FM, Interia, Onet,, etc. He is an expert in the field of DAM (Digital Asset Management) – using his knowledge and experience from the fields of journalism, photography, information technology and new technologies. In 2014,  he was awarded by the President of the Polish Republic the Cross of Merit ‘for merits for the development of journalism’.


Teaching/research interests: 

  • press photography;
  • newt technologies;
  • media systems (Polish and foreign) with particular attention to press agencies;
  • Digital Asset Management systems;
  • visualisation techniques.
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