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My name is Mateusz Piesiak, I was born in 1996 in Wroclaw in Poland. I study Automatics and Robotics at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. I am photographing since 2009. I belong to Polish Nature Photographers Association. My images were awarded at national and international photographic competitions, published in journals, and presented at exhibitions.

I've been interested in nature since I can remember. It allows me to calm down and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I photograph mostly birds. Wildlife photography requires a lot of patience and preparation, eg. building special hides. Often, after many hours of sitting in my hiding place, I come home without any photo. However, when I finally take an awaited shot, it rewards any effort.

In nature photography I like the moment, when I am hidden in the hide, and like a spectator sitting in the front row in the theater, I can admire the amazing spectacle of nature that takes place just in front of me. 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL

 

2017

Oasis Photo Contest - finalist

Siena International Photo Awards - finalist

RHS Photographic Competition - highly commended

BBC International Garden Photographer of the Year - honorable mention 

 

2016

Photokina - author exhibition

Kuwait Grand Photography Contest - honorable mention

Siena International Photo Awards - 3rd prize (cat. Student)

Siena International Photo Awards - remarkable award (cat. Student)

 

2015

Epson International Pano Awards - 1st prize

Siena International Photo Awards - 1st prize (cat. Wildlife)

Siena International Photo Awards - 1st prize (cat. Student)

Asferico Photo Contest - finalist

Nature Photography Contest - 1st prize

Memorial Maria Luisa - 1st prize (u21)

 

2014

Best International Oasis Photographer of the year 2014

Oasis Photo Contest - Grand Prix

RHS Photographic Competition - 1st prize

 

2013

Wildlife Photographer of the Year - 1st prize (u17)

RHS Young Phtogorapher of the Year 2013

RHS Photographic Competition - 1st prize (u18)

National Wildlife’s Photo Contest - 1st prize (u18)

 

2012

Memorial Maria Luisa - highly commended

Travel Photographer of the Year - Special Mention

 

2011

Young Wildlife Phtogorapher of the Year 2011

Wildlife Phtogorapher of the Year - 1st prize (u14)

 

NATIONAL

 

2017

Konkurs fotograficzny organizowany przez ZOO Wrocław - 1st prize

Eko multimedialny konkurs - highly commended

 

2016

FOTO EKO - highly commended

V Ogólnopolski Konkurs Fotograficzny „Człowiek, Świat, Przyroda”  - 3rd prize

 

2015

Roztocze w obiektywie "Bioróżnorodność RPN i ROztocza" - 1st & 2nd prize

FOTO EKO - 1st prize

V Ogólnopolski Konkurs Dla Młodych Fotografów Przyrody „Różnorodność biologiczna i krajobrazowa Bieszczadzkiego Parku Narodowego i otuliny” - 1st prize

XIV Ogólnopolski Konkurs Fotograficzny „Człowiek, Świat, Przyroda” - 1st prize & złoty medal „za fotograficzną twórczość"

Ogólnopolski konkurs fotograficzny "Przyroda w obiektywie" - 3rd prize

 

2014

FOTO EKO - highly commended

Ogólnopolski konkurs fotograficzny "Oblicza przyrody" - 1st prize & highly commended

IV Ogólnopolski Konkurs Dla Młodych Fotografów Przyrody „Różnorodność biologiczna i krajobrazowa Bieszczadzkiego Parku Narodowego i otuliny” - 1st prize

 

2013

XII Ogólnopolski Konkurs Fotograficzny „Człowiek, Świat, Przyroda” - 1st prize

 

2012

FOTO EKO - runner up & highly commended

Ptaki Latem w Obiektywie Olympus - 1st prize

IV konkurs fotograficzny „Od czasu do czasu idziemy do lasu” - 1st prize

 

2011

Ogólnopolski Konkursi Fotograficzny „Pocztówka z wakacji” - grand prix

IV Konkurs Fotografii Przyrodniczej „Zwierzęta i ich siedliska” Fotozwierz - grand prix

FOTO EKO - highly commended

Piękno Przyrody - 1st prize

Owady Polski - 1st prize

 

 

  

Oprócz fotografii moją drugą pasją jest gra na fortepianie, na którym uczę się grać już od 11 lat.

W wolnym czasie także rysuję i trenuję siatkówkę 🙂

 

 

 

 

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