Photo credit: Rinzi Ruiz

Photo credit: Rinzi Ruiz

Karolina is a Polish-Australian street photographer currently based in Seattle, USA. She has a PhD in English literature and in her professional life she has mostly focused on teaching as well as perpetrating occasional literary, academic, and journalistic pieces of writing. In her free time, Karolina roams the city in search for the beautiful ordinary, capturing her vision of everyday life as it goes on wonderfully around us.



2020 Finalist Siena International Photo Awards

2020 Finalist Italian Street Photo Awards (series)

2019 1st place Paris Street Photography Awards, Black and White series category

2019 1st place Paris Street Photography Awards, Shadows singles category

2019 2nd place Paris Street Photography Awards, Urbex series category

2019 Honorable Mention Chromatic Photography Awards, Amateur Street category

2019  2nd place IPA One Shot Street Photo Awards

2018 Honorable Mention Amateur Street category Chromatic Photography Awards 

2017 3rd place Amateur Street category Chromatic Photography Awards 

2017 Honorable Mention Amateur Street category Monochromatic Awards 

2017 2nd place Streetwise Photography Competition

2016 Street Projections competition laureate (European Month of Photography, Berlin)


2020, May. Double Trouble Exhibition at Head On Festival, Sydney, Australia

2019/2020 (Dec 12 - Jan 2). Women Street Photographers annual exhibition, New York

2019, Oct 19-20. Street Photography Italy Exhibition, Florence

2019, Jul 11-31. World Street Photography 6, Hamburg

2019, Jun 26 - Jul 10. Art on a Postcard, London

2019, Jun 1-30. Children's Stories, Moscow

2019, May 17-19. Streets Sans Frontiers,  Paris

2017 Fragments of the World (solo exhibition), Gdansk, Poland

2016 Street Projections, Berlin 

Selected Press:

Apr 2020 Street Photographers Magazine 

Apr 2020 Street Sweeper Magazine

Mar 2020 Street Photo Poland

Feb 2020 121 clicks

Feb 2020 The Inspired Eye No 78

Jul 2019 All About Photo Awards: The Mind's Eye. 

Jun 2019 World Street Photography 6

Jun 2018 Link Lens Magazine

Mar 2018 Chromatic Photography Awards Book 

Jan 2018 Photo Mania Poland

Jul 2017  Women Street Photographers You Should Follow on the Web by Spyros Papaspyropoulos (Street Hunters)

May 2017 The Inspired Eye No 45

Jan 2017 Shades of Grey No 7


Maybe because my background is in literature, what I like most about street photography is that it captures human stories. Having always lived in big cities, my tales are of urban life and I feel I come closest to it by capturing candid moments. My pictures are hardly ever staged but at the same time I’m interested in the imaginative more than the documentary side of things. I’m convinced the human condition is as fascinating as it is impossible to fully grasp and I revel in the mystery, enjoying my own totally subjective interpretations of what I see. Internalities, dream-like moments and scenes of strongly evocative character are all great fodder for the imagination. Light and shadow, young and old, static and dynamic – as a photographer, I try to put them all into a meaningful frame, imaginatively coming to terms with the beauty of such indispensable tensions. Their appearances in life are ordinary and yet, at the same time, totally amazing!

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