Magda has been working in the film industry for over 20 years, the last 12 years based in the UK.
She graduated from the Polish National Film School in Lodz as a Director of Photography in 2010 and the Budapest Cinematography Masterclass in 2011. Also the prestigious documentary course at Wajda Studio in 2005.
Her mother, film director, editor, and photographer Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk was also her best teacher.

She collaborated with, among others, Andrea Arnold, whose movie 'Cow' had its world premiere in Cannes in 2021 and Kevin Macdonald, on the movies 'Last Song from Kabul' and 'High & Low: John Galliano'.
She was nominated for the BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AT BIFA 2021!
Magda Kowalczyk nominated for the BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AT BIFA 2021!

.......In Cow, Magda Kowalczyk takes the wheel as the director of photography. Her work, so sublime, summons quiet, serenity, and profound meditation that liberates the somberly lit shots that blend terrifically with the setting in the display. Her style merges with Arnold’s and forms harmony with no single false mark......
( Ali Benzekri ,  International Cinephile Society)
- COW by Andrea Arnold-

While it is never particularly instructive to project human thoughts or emotions onto animals, you can’t help but indulge in anthropomorphic pondering when Luma looks you in the eye, or when she meticulously licks her own birth discharge off her newborn calf. We watch it in transfixing close-up, almost feeling that tongue on our own skin, thanks to the camerawork of Magda Kowalczyk.
Jason Solomons, THE WRAP)
- COW by Andrea Arnold-

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