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Maria Kalinowska

Freelance Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationYork, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPhotographer - Photojournalist - Photo Editor

About me

York based freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer and a third year History BA student at the University of York, achieving a 2:1. Running a photography business under my own name and brand: • Providing services as an events and portrait photographer to various clients with different requirements and judging their needs against my services. • Remaining professional and being able to negotiate deals successfully with new and existing clients. • Maintaining an online business presence through various social networking portals.

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  • Photography
  • Adobe Editing
  • Candid Portraiture
  • Travel Photograghy
  • Fashion Photography
  • Arts Business
  • Client/customer Interaction
  • Art Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator

Work history


Head of Photography

HARD Magazine

Oct 2016
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Working as a photographer and creating photographic images in line with the theme of the issue to be published in the print and online copy of the magazine. • Working with a team of creative editors and artists to reach important decisions and compromises about the way the magazine should be run, published, and promoted. • Organising original photoshoots, working with professional models and makeup artists, and collaborating with editors to produce the magazine’s artistic vision.


Photo Editor

Nouse: York-based newspaper

Oct 2016
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Working as a photographer and providing the newspaper, which runs every three weeks, with up to date photos of events in York. • Heading up a team of photo editors and working closely with senior editors over the content that will be published and its layout in the main newspaper and its supplements. • Cooperate with editors of Muse, the culture insert in the magazine, to set up photoshoots and provide photos for the Fashion, Arts and Music sections.



York Art Gallery

Jun 2016
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • The Anthony Shaw Collection • Working in a professional art environment, looking after the exhibition. • Discussing the various artists in the collection with visitors and providing them with the relevant information.


Travel Editor

Nouse: York-based newspaper

Feb 2016
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Member-elected position of brand new section of Nouse: University of York's campus newspaper, est. 1964, Shortlisted Publication for Guardian Student Publication of the Year 2015. • Working under deadline to commission and edit articles, heading up a team of travel editors, liaising with writers and other section editors, laying up the print section in Adobe InDesign, regularly updating the online section and producing my own written content.


Events Photographer


Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Taking photographs of Cocktail masterclasses hosted in the Vodka Revolution bar in York, working with difficult conditions in which light levels changed quickly and subjects were moving in a party environment. • Gaining sales experience by selling the printed photos to participants of the masterclasses. It has helped me to gain confidence in my photography, an ability to pick which photographs to sell, and skills of persuasion in order to make sales by adapting to customer needs and wants under pressure. • Learning to maintain a professional online presence under a brand name such as Vodka Revolution and Snapperazzi.



Seeing Through Photography

Museum of Modern Art

Oct 2016
  • Awarded through Coursera



University of York

Sep 2014
  • York, United Kingdom


Distinction in Photography

Shaw Academy

Oct 2016 - Dec 2016