Andrzej Dragan (Photographer)
About the Photographer
Andrzej was born in 1978, studied in Warsaw and on scholarships in Amsterdam, Oxford and Lisbon, got his PhD in quantum physics cum laude in 2005. Awarded for the best MSc thesis in physics in Poland by the Polish Physical Society (2001), got a stipend from the European Science Foundation (2001,2002), grants from the State Committee for Scientific Research (2002, 2003, 2004), Stay With Us scholarship from the largest Polish weekly magazine “Polityka” (2004), Minister of Education Award for Outstanding Scholars (2010). Contributed to conferences or seminars in Amsterdam, Cracow, Glasgow, London, Minsk, Munich, Oxford, St. Andrews, Warsaw and Tokyo. Member and former scientific secretary of the Head Committee of the Physics Olympiad, previously worked at Imperial College London, currently working as an assistant professor of physics at Warsaw University and research fellow at University of Nottingham. Never tasted coffee.
In the past Andrzej was a winner of many national and international music – composing competitions. Involved in photography since 2003. Published his works in magazines and books in 12 countries, including Luzer’s “200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide” (2006). Awarded at the KTR ad festival with gold and silver medals (2006), two silvers and a bronze (2007), two golds two silvers and two bronzes (2008). Nominated to the Cannes Lion award at the Cannes Festival (2006). Silver medal in the Corbis Photography Awards (2007), gold medal in the Golden Drum Festival (2007), bronze medal in the Epica Awards (2007). Third award in the Pilsner Uruquell Contest (2007). Photographer of the Year 2007 (Digital Camera Matazine, UK), Silver medal in the International Photography Masters Cup London (2010). Worked with the agencies Aria (Florence), Brian, DDB, Euro RSCG, Grey, JWT, McCann-Erickson, Ogilvy (Dubai), Ogilvy (Frankfurt), Outfit (London), Publicis (Brasil), Scholz & Friends, and TBWA (London) for the brands like Amnesty International, Aniela, Arkadia, Axura, Channel 4, Converse, Energizer, Jaga Hupalo, Play, Playstation, Police, Polypharma, Radio Eska, and Xbox.
Article by James Day
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