Sandra Mickiewicz is a Polish documentary and portrait photographer who lives and works in London. In 2007, her family immigrated to the United Kingdom, where she started to develop her skills in painting and drawing. She discovered photography at the age of 15. In 2018, Sandra graduated from Middlesex University in London where she studied photography.

The photographer is drawn into very ordinary and conventional moments in our everyday life. Sandra is really inspired by people and their stories. She loves to work on personal projects which allows her to photograph whatever she wants, starting from acrobats in the small circuses to larger communities and strangers which she finds difficult and really challenging to photograph. 

Her photographs were exhibited in the UK and internationally. Sandra's work has been published by The New York Times, The New Yorker and Financial Times.

Sandra is fascinated about analogue photography. She mainly shoots on medium format cameras and prints her own work in the darkroom. She is influenced by photographers like Alec Soth, Jamie Hawkesworth, Diane Arbus and Marry Ellen Mark.


Attico Art Centre, Watford, UK, 2015

Beneath, Four Corners Gallery, London, UK, 2017

Middlesex Photographic Portrait Prize, London, UK, 2018

Middlesex Degree Show, London, UK, 2018

Free Range Show, London, UK, 2018

BJP, Portrait of Britain, UK, 2019

Fresh Eyes, Amsterdam, NL. 2020

BJP, Portrait of Humanity, Space, 2020

Art Remedy, Miami, US, 2020-21

Facing Britain, Darmstadt, DE, 2021

Solo show, Space Place, RU, 2021

Facing Britain, Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, DE, 2022

Facing Britain, Museum for Photography Kraków, PL, 2022

Just Women, Galerie Joseph, Paris, FR, 2022

BJP, Portrait of Britain, UK, 2023

Sony World Photography Awards, Somerset House, London, 2023 


Portrait of Britain, 2019- winner and shortlisted

The Independent Photographer, Open Call, 2019- finalist

Portrait of Humanity, 2020- shortlisted

Portrait of Britain, 2020- shortlisted

Fresh Eyes powered by GUP, 2020- winner

BarTur Photo Award, 2020- shortlisted

Portrait of Britain, 2023- winner

Sony World Photography Awards, Open competition, Portraiture, 2023- shortlisted

Sony World Photography Awards, Alpha Female Award, 2023- shortlisted


Lupe VI, 2018

Hoxton Mini Press, Portrait of Britain Vol 2, 2019

The Independent Photographer 2019-2020 Talent of the year

Hoxton Mini Press, Portrait of Humanity Vol 2, 2020

Hoxton Mini Press, Portrait of Britain Vol 3, 2020

Fresh Eyes, powered by GUP, 2020

Fotonostrum Magazine, Issue 8, 2020

Hoxton Mini Press, Portrait of Britain Vol 3, 2023

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