Janusz Kawa was born in Warsaw, Poland.

Studied photography and film at The Art Institute of Chicago in USA

Afterwards he moved to Paris, France where his photographs began appearing in major world publications such as French Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Australian Vogue American GQ, New York Times Magazine and Interview. 


Since then he has moved throughout the world as professional photographer capturing the essence of people through portraits from world-renowned artists such as Morgan Freedman, Luciano Pavarotti, Ann Sophie Mutter, Louise Bourgeois, Daniel Day Lewis among others.  During that

time his personal work included projects from India to Morocco and Mexico. The thread running through much of his personal work shows the nomadic spirit of people similar to his own way of life. 

He also teaches photography at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) and International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York

He has shown his work internationally in Mexico City, Paris and New York City where he is currently based. 




2016IMU Imagen Museo, Colima, Mexico

2010Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2007La Galerie Art d’Ailleurs d'Aujourd'hui, Paris, France

2006Ex Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico

2002Los desiertos des Leones, Mexico City, Mexico

1999E3 Gallery, New York, NY



2015 “pop Up”/Joyce Yahouda Gallery/Fusion Arts Museum, new York, NY

2012 Origins, Polish Slavic Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

         Postcards from the Edge, Visual Aids Benefit, Sikkema Jenkins & Co NewYork, NY

2011 Westchester Center for the Arts Gallery, White Plains,NY

2010 Postcards from the Edge, Visual Aids Benefit, ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY

2009Baco Living, Dumbo-Brooklyn , NY

          Westchester Center for the Arts Gallery, White Plains, NY           

2008School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

          Ex Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico      

2007 Les Elysees de L’Art Salon in Paris, Photography’s Alley Gallery

          School of International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2005Exhibit/benefit auction ART VIEW, Washington State Museum, Washington, DC  

2003The Amazon, Galou Gallery, New York, NY

2002New York Independent Art Fair, Magdison Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2000Revelations, Greenley Square Gallery, New York, New York, NY

          E3 Gallery, New York, NY

          Share the Vision, Cooper Union, New York, NY

1999Art in Photography, White Space Studio, NewYork, NY

1998E3 Gallery, New York, NY

1993Photography and Film Installation, L’ Hotel de la Princess Robech, Paris, France

1989Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France


BIBLIOGRAPHY / PRESS              

Polish Daily News, Dec 19, 2012

Klassik Magazine, March 12, 2012

Galo Magazine, November 30, 2011

El Informador March 4, 2006

Ilford magazine No. 1, October 1995

Creation Magazine, No. 59, July/August, 1990

City International Magazine, No.18, January, 1986