Karol Szymkowiak was born in 1983, in Września, Poland. He is a self-taught photographer, specializing in documentary photography. He is interested mainly in the New Document and the New Topographics. He is fascinated by finding surrealism in faithful recording of reality, which he creates using the medium of photography.
Member of ZPAF (The Association of Polish Art Photographers) and FOTSPOT photographic group. Curator of “Kolekcja Wrzesińska”. He runs the blog „the traces of transition” [karolgustawszymkowiak.blogspot.com]