Gold 2019 / Book / Documentary (Non-Pro)

Wild Oregano

  • Photographer
    Dominika Koszowska
  • Prizes
    Gold in Book/Documentary, 1st place winner in Book

The project is a photobook titled Wild Oregano on the subject of herbal medicine in Poland. It resulted from my travels in Poland and contains information about medicinal plants and above all, the stories of people who work with herbs. The project was implemented from 2015-2017 in Poland. The aim was to record in photography the present state of herbal medicine in Poland and related issues – herbalists, making herbal medicines, growing and harvesting medicinal plants. I wanted to save for posterity the people involved in natural medicine and document that which will soon disappear.

A doctoral student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. A graduate of WSTI and ASP in Katowice. Master's degree realized at the Academy of Fine Arts in Photography Studio of dr hab. Piotr Muschalik, defended in 2017 with honors, it won the third prize in Poland in the Design32 competition for the best design diplomas of the Academy of Fine Arts, also considered one of the best by "Font font" in the photography category (2018).My works have been on over a dozen post-competition exhibitions in Poland and around the world.