Mateusz Sarello, born in 1978, Warsaw, Poland. Photographer, author and editor of photo books. Resident of Cite des Arts in Paris in the framework of the City of Paris Grant. His book “Swell” was chosen as a finalist in Pictures of the Year International and also earned a honourable mention in the Best Photography Book from Central and Eastern Europe. He received awards and distinctions in numerous competitions: Prix Photo La Quatrieme Image, Center Santa Fe Awards, Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Celeste Prize, FotoVisura Grant, Photolucida Critical Mass. Previously associated with the Instytut Kultury Wizualnej in Warsaw. Juror of competitions, among others Grand Press Photo.


2020   „I Do Not Share with Anyone”, curator: Adam Mazur, Krakow Photomonth, Poland
2020   „Garden”, Odesa Photo Days Festival, Ukraine
2020   „Personal Portrait”, Wszyscy Jestesmy Fotografami, Promotional Gallery, Warsaw, Poland


2018   „Identity Issues”, Riga Photography Biennial, Latvia
2018   „5 x 2 = 10”, Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2016   „Salon of New Photography”, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2015   „Swell”, International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa, Krasnodar, Russia
2015   „Swell”, Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno, Switzerland
2015   „Swell”, DongGang International Photo Festival, DongGang Museum of Photography, South Korea
2015   „Swell”, Pa-ta-ta Festival de Fotografia Emergente, Granada, Spain
2015   „Swell”, Fotofestiwal in Lodz, Lodz, Poland
2015   „Leaving”, GAF Gallery, Hannover, Germany
2014   „Swell”, Assab One, Milan, Italy
2014   „Swell”, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
2014   „Swell”, La Quatrieme Image Photo Fair, Paris, France
2014   „Swell”, Manifesto Festival, Toulouse, France
2014   „Swell”, Guernsey Photography Festival, Guernsey
2014   „This May Have Happened”, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, USA
2014   „Swell”, Cortona On The Move Festival, Cortona, Italy
2014   „The Curve”, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, USA
2014   „The Censored Exhibition”, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013   „Swell”, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Week, Tbilisi, Georgia
2013   „Swell”, Chobi Mela VII International Fesitval of Photography, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2012   „Swell”, FotoWeekDC, Washington, USA
2012   „Carnem”, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
2012   „There is only one moment”, Leica Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2012   „Open Now”, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
2012   „Swell”, International Photography Festival Organ Vida, Karas Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2012   „Swell”, Photomonth in Krakow, Museum of Municipal Engineering, Krakow, Poland
2012   „Open Now”, Gallery Nine, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2012   „Element”, Obok ZPAF Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2012   „Street Photography Now”, Pauza Gallery, Krakow, Poland
2011   „Street Photography Now”, Gallery of the Museum of Printing in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
2011   „There is only one moment”, Leica Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2011   „Element”, Photography Institute ProFotografia, 2piR Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2010   „IPA Best of Show”, Splashlight Studios, New York, USA


2016   „Swell”, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs, USA
2015   „Swell”, Photo Kathmandu Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal
2015   „Swell”, FotoIstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2015   „Swell”, Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival, Braga, Portugal
2015   „Swell”, Bitume Photofest, Gallipoli, Italy
2015   „Swell”, Landskrona Fotofestival, Landskrona, Sweden
2012   „Swell”, Kaunas Photo Festival, Mykolas Zilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania


2019   Hariban Award, Kyoto, Japan (shortlisted)
2016   Slide Show Contest, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Finalist
2015   PhotoBook Category, International Festival of Photography GuatePhoto, Finalist
2015   Language of Memory Award, International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa in Krasnodar, Finalist
2015   Chimera Art Award, Shortlisted
2015   Nera di Verzasca Award, Verzasca Foto Festival, Winner
2015   Premio Itinerarios Fotograficos, Pa-ta-ta Festival de Fotografia Emergente in Granada, Winner
2015   Grand Press Photo, Photo Book of the Year, Finalist
2015   Grand Prix Fotofestiwal in Lodz, Finalist
2014   Celeste Prize, Winner
2014   Photolucida Critical Mass, Top 50
2014   Best Photography Book from Central and Eastern Europe 2013-2014, European Month of Photography in Bratislava, Honorable Mention
2014   APA Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Shortlisted
2014   Art Books Wanted International Award, Honorable Mention
2014   Moscow International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention in Book category
2014   Prix Photo La Quatrieme Image, 1st Prize
2014   Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2nd Prize in Book Other category
2014   Prix de la Photographie Paris, 3rd Prize in Book Nature category
2014   Off Circuit Awards, Cortona On The Move Festival, Winner
2014   Best Photobook of the Year, Fotofestiwal in Lodz, Finalist
2014   Center Santa Fe, Editor’s Choice Awards, 3rd Place
2014   Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholarship, Honorable Mention
2014   Pictures of the Year International, Best Photography Book Award, Finalist
2014   Lens Culture Exposure Awards, Finalist
2013   International Photography Awards, 3rd Place in Book Other category
2013   Descubrimientos PhotoEspana, Finalist
2013   FotoVisura Grant, Honorable Mention
2013   Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award, Shortlisted
2012   FotoWeekDC International Awards, Honorable Mention
2012   International Photography Festival Organ Vida in Zagreb, 2nd Prize
2012   ShowOff Section, Photomonth in Krakow, Winner
2011   PDN Photo Annual, Winner
2011   Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Finalist
2010   FotoVisura Grant, Honorable Mention


2015   Polish Culture Around the World, Adam Mickiewicz Institute
2015   City of Paris Grant, Cite des Arts, Paris, France


2015   Residency at the Cite des Arts, Paris, France


2020   (upcoming) „Garden”, Blow Up Press, Warsaw, Poland
2014   „Swell”, Instytut Kultury Wizualnej (Second Edition)
2013   „Swell”, Instytut Kultury Wizualnej (First Edition)


2016   (upcoming) „Su-ture”, Gomma Books
2014   „Blacklie”, Limes Images


2015   „Halfway”, book by Patryk Karbowski, Instytut Kultury Wizualnej
2014   „Stigma”, book by Adam Lach, self-published