Anna Marcinkiewicz

Architect and Photographer born in a small town in the south of Poland, currently based in Genova, Italy. The curiosity of the world always pushes me to go ahead. I enhance my energy with sense of humor and good coffee. Sensitive logic supporter. Traveller following loved ones.


Since I got my first camera for 18th birthday, I have been improving my perceptivity. I create a personal perspective by discreet details, connections between moments and hidden reflections. What is photography but passage through the looking glass?


I am fascinated with the possibility of reading an identity of the place from urbanism and architectural styles. Many times a general history of architecture and art has been my best guide. It allows me to discover places on my own.

Why Lacunna?

I have been always interested in the etymology of words – discovering links between different languages and hidden meanings of common names. History of the word lacunna has started from Latin lacus, which means lake. I often dream about water, which always shows my inner state. Clear and calm when I feel peaceful, turbulent and murky when something is bothering me. 

The word transformed into lacūnapond, gap, blank. It was imported mainly by Romance languages but it also exists in English. What is more, it acquired additional meanings blank in text, lack, free space but also lagoon or (to my surprise!) coffer. I am searching for such blanks to bring out their hidden beauty.

During my research I found one more word, that has very optimistic message – la cuna in Italian means place of birth.

  • Journey Colour Palette (Tam i z Powrotem Café, Warsaw, Poland)
  • The Unknown Island – São Miguel (Południk Zero, Warsaw, Poland)
  • Lisboeta (Estrada Caffe, Rzeszów, Poland)
  • Pascua (Galeria OPe, Rzeszów, Poland)
  • Details from the journey (Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland)
  • Jarosławski Kuferek 2016 (1st prize, Polish nationwide level)
  • First International Competition of Photography In Artificial Light (1st and 3rd prize, Spain)
  •  17th International Biennial of Landscape Photography Space Definition (laureate, Poland)

Jorge Mealha Arquitectos (Portugal), REM PRO (Latvia), Ejsmont (Poland), BIM Architekci (Poland), Foris Architekci (Poland),


Travel Festival Śladami Marzeń, Academic Sports Association of Jagiellonian University, University in Évora

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