Arcimowicz was born in 1972. He managed to squeeze in a completion of
Faculty of Architecture at Wroclaw University of Technology between his
consecutive expeditions and 'life in a backpack and a camera bag'.
Photography entered his life during a trip to Tibet in 1994.
For a few years he combined the role of a photographer undertaking
challenging tasks with that of a design consultant and organizer of
specialist sessions in the biggest Polish outdoor company. Since 2000,
he has been continually cooperating on various projects with NATIONAL
GEOGRAPHIC - the Polish edition, and he participated in the jubilee,
collective exhibition "Through The Lens of NG". A great number of his
photos have been published, including three photo stories. Marek's
works has been published also in Newsweek, Men's Health, Focus and many
others. A double laureate, his works received first prize in the 12th
and 13th Biennial Exhibition of Mountain Photography in Poland.
He has gained his professional experience by working for M&C
SAATCHI, PUBLICIS, JUST, TBWA, EURO RSCG, OPUS FILM and others. His
photographs have been used in many advertising campaigns. He
specializes in action, outdoor sports and extreme photography. He jokes
that his biggest achievement is climbing to the top of Ama Dablam in
the Himalayas with a full set of 6x7 camera and lenses in an Orion AW
with tripod -- "it was harder than a high altitude Sherpa's work".