Filip Ćwik was born in Poland in 1973, and received a degree in cultural studies from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. He has been a photojournalist with Newsweek Polska for more than 10 years, previously working for the Gazeta Wyborcza daily. Ćwik is a co-founder and member of Napo Images photographic agency. For many years his reportages for Newsweek focused on leading figures in the world of Polish politics. He also covered Afghanistan, Ukraine and Denmark. He is currently busy with a project on the former Russian republics. Ćwik is the winner of numerous awards and gives classes at the Department of Journalism, Warsaw University. He interests range over documentary, television and radio, but most of all, still photography.