By Magdalena Kostrzewska, from the “Friends and colleagues” series, Gdynia, Poland.

Magdalena Kostrzewska works in Centre for Youth Co-operation and Mobility in Gdynia, Poland. Her work gives her the opportunity to meet extraordinary people from all over Europe. In her free time she likes making jewellery and learning Spanish. She loves music and dance. She decided to participate in the photography workshops to rediscover photography in the era of endless selfies. Kostrzewska attended the workshops in the spring of 2017.


Magdalena Kostrzewska photographed her parents as they were the closest subjects, but also most challenging. Her mother didn’t want to be shown as a “typical housewife”. With time it became easier to take the photos.