Konstancja Nowina Konopka - a resident of Cracow by birth and conviction. She has completed master's degree study in the Cracow University of Economics and has been working in the self-government administration for almost ten years and has also undertaken social activities as a councillor of the district, in which she lives.
However, passion for photography caused that she gave all current activities up at some point of her life. A graduate of the Academy of Photography in Cracow and a participant of the first Sputnik Mentoring Programme in Warsaw. In 2019, she received the "Zlatý křeček" award for the best graduate of the Institute of Creative Photography at the University of Silesia in Opava in Czech Republic.
A winner of many national and international photographic competitions, inter alia: “21 New and Emerging Talents” – Lens Culture Student Photography Awards 2013, Leica Street Photo 2013, Slovak Press Photo 2016 and 2017, Grand Press Photo 2018. She was also finalist of the Vienna International Photo Awards 2013, The Miami Street Photography Festival 2013, Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2014, Przetwórnia 2015, Eastreet 2014 and 2017, etc. In 2019, she received the "Media Work of the Year Award" at the Krakow Art Salon.
Here photographs were published in many nationwide and foreign newspapers and magazines, inter alia: Polityka, Gazeta Wyborcza, K MAG, 6Mois etc. Since 2016, she has been cooperating with the Edytor.net press agency.
The photographer also has individual exhibitions, inter alia: in the Gallery on the Market Square (2016) in Olsztyn, Pauza Gallery (2016) in Cracow, Národní Divadlo Gallery (2017) in Ostrava, Contemporary Museum (2017) in Wroclaw, KuPe Gallery (2018) in Opava, B&B Gallery in Bielsko Biała. Her works could be also seen in the group exhibition Art Now in the National Museum (2017) in Cracow, of the artistic Residents - the 4th Edition of the Within the Frame of Sopot Festival in Sopot in the National Art Gallery (2018) and the 8th Festival of Photography of the Museum of Opole Silesia (2018) in Opole, the Photomonth Festival in Minsk (2019), Krakow Art Salon at the Palace of Arts (2019) and the Photomonth in Bratyław as part of the OFF Academy (2019, 2020).