Bownik (b. 1977, Poland) is a graduate of Photography and Multimedia at the University of Arts in Poznań, and a scholar of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He also studied philosophy.
His photographical cycles are often developed for many years, using labour-intensive and demanding technologies. Although some of his work can be read as an interesting anthropological study, his work is a very important area of image semantics, or reference to the experiences of historical photographs. Bownik lives and works in Warsaw.