Agata Szymanska-Medina  is a Polish photojournalist based in Berlin.

She studies Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover, Germany.

Her work focuses on long-term projects with socio-political issues.Agata is working as a freelance photo- and video journalist. Her work has been published in DER SPIEGEL, Stern, DIE ZEIT, Taz, DUMMY Magazin, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Free Mens World, Spiegel Online, Zenith, SPIEGEL WISSEN, SPIEGEL JOB,, Politiken, Hitch Hiker Magazine, ARTE, Zeit Online, SZ-Magazin, JWD, Gazeta Wyborcza and others.

Agata Szymanska-Medina

Basic information

Agata Szymanska-Medina
Socio-political issues

Supported projects

The World in a Classroom

  • Cities
  • Education

EUROPE - Schools are crucial integration hubs. This investigation is about teaching migrant students in the schools of Europe.

Carolina Rapezzi

The Waste Mafia. Tracing Illegal Waste Exports from Germany to Poland

  • Environment

LUBLIN, POLAND - The export of waste to Poland is booming. Among these exports, illegal shipments frequently occur. Companies from Germany, the UK, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Sweden have illegally exported waste to Poland in recent years.