Paulina Czyżewska was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1997. Her interest in photography started during her teenage years, along with interest in architecture and urbanism. She studied Urban Planning at Warsaw University of Technology along with a one year course at Academy of Photography in Warsaw. In 2021 she graduated with a degree in Master in Photography & Visual Design at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan, Italy.
Her works were presented in a group show “Archivio” organized by NABA Milano and Civic Photographic Archive of Milan in October 2021 and focused on reworking the photographs collected in the Archive.
Having a strong background in city sciences, architecture and relations between humans and their spatial surroundings remain important in her work. She has strong interest in people and their stories that cross, often unnoticed, in everyday life. She creates mostly documental photography projects and likes to deepen and find multiple layers and contexts in a topic. She also enjoys taking photographs of everything that surrounds her, finding importance in small, often marginalized pieces of reality, usually walking with an analog camera, obsessively taking photos of what she calls “visual pleasures.” Traveling is especially important for her as it compels her to constantly be out of her comfort zone, decipher unknown realities, their components and maintain a fresh gaze on everyday life.
She currently works between Warsaw and Lisbon.