Mateusz Kowalik is a documentary photographer based in Warsaw, Poland. He focuses on long-term projects, and his works are often rooted in his own experience, exploring issues of contemporary society. He debuted in 2016 at TIFF Festival with the project Steps. His last work, Still far away from paradise, was exhibited at Fotofestiwal Łódź, June 2018. Mateusz Kowalik graduated from the Sputnik Photos Mentoring Programme (2016/2017).