Agnieszka Rayss, photographer, freelancer. Her area of work is documentary photography. She studied art history at the Jagiellonian University. Co-founder of the Sputnik Photos International Association of Photojournalists (www.sputnikphotos.com).

A two-time winner of the Picture of the Year award in 2011 and 2012, a two-time finalist in the Hasselblad Masters Award, winner of press photography competitions, including Newsreportaż and Grand Press Photo. Recipient of a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture in 2012 and from the Visegrad Fund in 2007.

She published the album “American Dream” (about cultural transformation and the triumph of pop culture in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe). She took part in several individual and group exhibitions, including the Prague Biennale 2009 and the Noorderlicht Photofestival 2008 and 2009.

She is interested in how post-communist countries try to copy western trends, as well as the pop cultural manifestations of the transformation. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Polityka, Rzeczpospolita, Przekrój. In recent years she has also worked on landscape as well as topics related to ecology.