Marzena is interested in the identity of places. Her work revolves around the "sense of place", which she often translates into pictures that oscillate between outer and inner landscapes.
In her personal work she investigates the space "in between" within it`s meanings.
Lately, her fascination for remote and inaccessible environments has brought her to the North, where she explores the intimate lives and persistence of people in isolated places. Due to her personal background, Marzena is interested in the notion of home. Especially in communities around the world, facing ecological dislocation.
Besides working on her longterm documentary projects she also works on Editorial Assignments for Magazines, Agencies, NGO`s and Organisations. In her editorial work she is interested in topics regarding environmental issues such as the climate crisis, climate research, water protection, sustainability aswell as aspects of migration and empowerment.
- EDITORIAL -
The New Yorker - The Washington Post Magazine - The Wall Street Journal - SZ Magazin - brand eins - GEO Saison - GEO Spezial - Stern - The Icelandic Times - Lufthansa Woman`s World - AW Architektur und Wohnen - Culture Trip - Missy Magazin - Spiegel Eines Tages - DB Mobil - Galore - Mint - The Weekender - Another Escape - Nomad - WSJ The Future of Everything - Wings Magazine - Open Skies Magazine - Transit Magazine - Rucksack Magazine - Público Portugal - Laura - Bella - Visions ...among others
- NGO -
GREENPEACE - Global Nature Fund - Deutsche Umwelthilfe - A.k.k.u Initiative für Künstler mit Autismus
- WORKSHOPS -
RAY Fotofestival Frankfurt - Extreme Experiment Workshop
Münsterland Festival Part9 - Festival Photoclass
Photography Workshops for young Adults from Poland and Germany initiated by the "Polnisches Institut Düsseldorf"
- INTERVIEWS & FEATURES -
The British Journal of Photography - National Geographic Traveller U.K - The Guardian - The Telegraph - PDN - Spiegel Online - jetzt - Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin - Anniversary Magazine - feature shoot - Another Escape Magazine - Of the Afternoon Magazine - HUH Magazine - Globetrotter Magazine - POSI+TIVE Magazine - Rucksack Magazine - C41 Magazine - DIE NACHT Magazin - IGNANT - Licorne Magazine - itpost newspaper - Freunde von Freunden - lesothers - thisispaper - the ones we love - waterjournal - Fresh from Poland - Palmstudios U.K - Booooooom ...among others
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
2019 - Shortlisted for Athens Photo Festival 2013 - VG Bildkunst Fellowship 2010 - Finalist „Photo Book Festival“ in Kassel 2008 - Eighth Place „Street Photography“ by 1/AWARD PILSNER URQUELL 2006 - Second Place „Polen-Deutschland Gebrauchsanweisung” (proclaimed by the „Goethe Institute Munich /Adam Mikiewicz Institute Warsaw Patronage: Evaluations Officeand the Federal President of Germany and Poland) 2002 - Second Place „Europe“, (proclaimed by the Foreign Office of Germany)
2020 - „Heima/t“, Akureyri Art Museum (Akureyri / Iceland) [solo exhibition]
2019 - „The Northern Eye“ - International Photography Festival (Scotland)