Marek Arcimowicz was born in 1972. He managed to squeeze in a completion of Faculty of Architecture at Wroclaw University of Technology between his consecutive expeditions and ‘life in a backpack and a camera bag’.
Professional photography entered his life during a trip to Tibet in 1994 and after.
For a few years he combined the role of a photographer undertaking challenging tasks with that of a design consultant and organizer of specialist sessions in Alpinus – that time the biggest Polish outdoor gear company.
Since 2000, he has been continually cooperating on various projects with NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – the Polish edition, and he participated in the jubilee, collective exhibition “Through The Lens of NG”. A great number of his photos have been published, including four photo stories. Marek’s works has been published also in Newsweek, Men’s Health, Focus and many others. A double laureate, his works received first prize in the 12th and 13th Biennial Exhibition of Mountain Photography in Poland.
In 2012 with two Venezuelan climbers he did the first world ascent to Tramen Tepui – difficult to climb mountain between Guyana and Venezuela. This two expeditions (2011/2012) – under patronage of polish edition of the National Geographic – discovered also new species of animals.
Since 2004 he is a member of world pro-photographers team of LOWEPRO.
Also supported and sponsored by VANTORO, MERRELL, TILAK, SONY.
He has gained his professional experience by working for M&C SAATCHI, PUBLICIS, JUST, TBWA, EURO RSCG, OPUS FILM and others. His photographs have been used in many advertising campaigns.
He specializes in action, outdoor sports and extreme photography. He jokes that his biggest achievement is climbing to the top of Ama Dablam in the Himalayas with a full set of 6×7 camera and lenses in big bag with tripod – “it was harder than a high altitude Sherpa’s work”.
Marek lives with his wife and two kids and dog in the mountains – between his expeditions.
“I didn’t choose my life in the mountains – it’s just happened. I’ve been trying to become a normal person and have normal job, but that didn’t work!”
Doug Coombs (1957-2006)