Piotr Wojtowicz is a cinematographer, born on 23rd January, 1958, in Toruń. He graduated from a Secondary Technical School of Electrical Engineering in Cracow, and then started working for the Cracow-based branch of Polish Television, in 1979.
In 1986, he graduated from the Department of Photography and& Television Production at the Lodz Film School. In 2008, he was awarded the academic degree of Doctor of Film Art. A year later, he returned to the film school in Łódź as an academic teacher at the Department of Photography and Television Production. In 2019, he became a professor.
He made his début as a cinematographer in 1986, in the full-length film ,,Rykowisko” directed by Grzegorz Skurski. He has worked with film director Olaf Lubaszenko on a number of film projects, including ,,Sztos” and ,,Sztos 2″, and the comedy ,,E=MC2″. In 2002, he was a cinematographer for the TV series ,,Sfora” and the full-length film ,,Sfora: bez litości by Wojciech Wójcik, both of which featured a performance of Antoni Ostrouch from Włocławek.
As a cinematographer, he was also involved in the film production,, Kto nigdy nie żył “/ “Who Never Lived” directed by Andrzej Seweryn, which was shot in many locations, for example in Toruń. He is the author of cinematography for the documentary film ,,Auschwitz – zstąpienie do piekieł” by Ewa Pytka, the love story ,,Autoportret z kochanką” / “A Self-Portrait with a Lover” by Radosław Piwowarski, and the bio-pic ,,Prymas. Trzy lata z tysiąca” / “Primate – three years in a thousand” directed by Teresa Kotlarczyk.
Piotr Wojtowicz was the man behind the camera in a number of popular Polish TV series, such as ,,Ojciec Mateusz”, ,,Na dobre i na złe”, ,,Kryminalni”, ,,Czas honoru”, and ,,Apetyt na życie”. He was also involved in making video clips for such artists as Budka Suflera, Piersi, Grzegorz Ciechowski, and singer Stanisław Sojka.
The cinematographer is a member of the Polish Society of Cinematographers.
Festiwal Teatru Polskiego Radia i Teatru Telewizji Polskiej “Dwa Teatry” (Festival of the Polish Radio and Television Theatre ‘Two Theatres’) – an award for cinematography in the film Lato / Summer; International Festival of War Films – an award for cinematography in the film Jutro idziemy do kina; the Andrzej Munk Film Award for the film Cheat; Gdynia Film Festival – an award of the “Lauer” Travel Office for cinematography in Autoportret z kochanką / A Self-Portrait with a Lover; Tarnów Film Awards – the Leliwita Silver Statuette special award.