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The Art of Improbable Coincidence: Travel and Street Photography by Maciej Dakowicz

October 10, 2013

Christopher Jobson


Varanasi, India

It would not surprise me to learn that Polish street photographer Maciej Dakowicz has run out of available pages in his passport. Currently based in Mumbai, the computer science PhD abandoned a career in technology to instead focus on his street photography, a decision that has lead him to far-flung communities around the globe seeking incredible once-in-a-lifetime encounters. Sorting through his staggering library of some 5,500 photos is to take a journey through vastly differing cultures, miraculous visual coincidences, and improbable moments in time both amusing and terrifying.

Dakowicz received much attention in 2012 for his eye-opening book Cardiff After Dark that collected five years of photographs documenting the nightlife fueled by alcohol and emotion in Cardiff, Wales. He also teaches photography workshops where many of his images originate, is one of the founders of Third Floor Gallery, and is a member of the street photography collective In-Public (previously). See much more of his work on Flickr and over on Facebook.



Istanbul, Turkey


Aden, Yemen


Chittagong, Bangladesh


Varanasi, India


Tirana, Albania


Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India


Diu, India


Zanzibar, Tanzania


Istanbul, Turkey

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