Born in Warsaw, Poland, moved to New York City in October 2001. A man of many talents – artist, photographer, traveler, and enthusiast of lonely cycling trips.


Marek Rygielski

Experienced photographer and photo editor with an excellent creative eye and a solid background in the print and online publishing industry. Resourceful visual thinker with ability to drive audience while maintaining full copyright compliance of the publication. Well versed in Photoshop, graphic design and photo licensing. Comfortable working on multiple projects with tight deadlines.


Art Director, Kurier Plus PUBLISHING
April 2012 – present, Brooklyn, NY

web publisher & freelance photographer
July 2008 – present, New York, NY

Newspaper Publisher, Super Express USA
February 2003 – April 2010, New York, NY

Education & Certifications

1991, Master of Science, Warsaw University of Technology. Warsaw, Poland

2017, Adobe Certified Associate: Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator, Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign.

2004, Professional Photography Course, NY Institute of Photography, New York, NY

2004, NYT Fellowship Program, New York Times Institute for Journalism


Awards and Achievements

2018 – Your Art Gallery, “Skyline Contest” – Runner Up (4th Place).

2018 – “Can I Get your smile?” – solo exhibition at the AR Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

2018 – the solo exhibition of the photo-essay “Manhattan” at the Kurier Plus Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

2017 – Ford Mobilize NY – 1st Place Photography Winner, New York, NY