about-me Paweł Zgrzebnicki - About me

I was born in 1977. I graduated from the Department of Physics of the Jagiellonian University. I am a doctoral student in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the in the Anthropology of Culture Department of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. I investigate cultures and document them most of all in a form of documentary photography.

After my first long trip around Europe, in 2005 I went to Peru and Bolivia and that started a series of my long journeys. I visit distant countries regularly since that time, indulging in my passion for travelling, taking photographs of people and their surroundings and writing travelogues. I am especially interested in the ways people exist. How they differ from each other? What are the values they believe in? How many different values are there and how many are similar? Long trips are lessons of humility which give me precious memories and remind me of the importance and beauty of human life as well as the amount of respect and care human beings and nature need. I want my work to be a documentary illustration of everyday life of people and their surroundings.

My scientific work is focused on actor-network theory, the issue of synthetic populations, numerical modelling of cultures and ethics of artificial intelligence.