Jacenty Dędek, born in 1966 in Czestochowa (Poland), is a freelance portrait and documentary photographer.
He has been published in Duży Format, National Geographic Polska, Tygodnik Powszechny, Polityka, Przekrój, Newsweek, Wprost, Forbes, Przegląd, Focus, Voyage, Travel, Kaleidoscope, Wiedza i Życie, Die Zeit.
The author of the well-received photo album about life and changes in small-town Poland in the years 2011-2017. The book became the Photographic Publication of 2020 according to, the most important photo portal in Poland.
Two-time scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2011, 2016).
His photographs have been awarded in the most important national press competitions: Grand Press Photo, BZWBK Press Foto, Newsreportaż, Polska Fotografia Prasowa.
In recent years, he has been most often working on his own projects. He is greatly interested in common things that happen on the margins of main events, but always close to man.
Student of the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava, Czech Republic.