Maciek Nabrdalik is a graduate of Warsaw University of Technology. He gave up Computer Science for his greatest passion, photography, which he took up professionally in 2001. Nabrdalik began working in the U.S., shooting for local newspapers, and worked as an assistant at photo shoots for world-acclaimed fashion magazines.
In 2003, he was hired by a major Polish daily as a staff photographer covering national and international news.
In 2007, Nabrdalik won Picture of the Year in Poland and, shortly after he began working as a freelancer. In 2008, he joined the VII Mentor Program, between 2010-2011 he was a part of VII Network and since 2011 he is a member of VII Photo.
Although Nabrdalik often works in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, his main concentration is on sociological changes in Eastern Europe. Nabrdalik is based in Warsaw, Poland and his stories have been published by Smithsonian Magazine, L'Espresso, Stern, Newsweek, Polityka, New York Times and The Wall Street Journal among others.
In 2012 he was awarded with a grant from Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage to continue his project on Nazi camps survivors worldwide.
Same year Nabrdalik won the 2012 edition of the Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Grant to produce the work called Econimic Migrations.