Phone: 215 900 9826
Marcin Szczepanski is available for freelance assignments.
Marcin Szczepanski is a senior multimedia producer for the University of Michigan. He creates films and photography that explain the world we live in and hopefully bring people closer together.
Marcin was a staff video producer and photojournalist for the Detroit Free Press before joining the Communications and Marketing Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.
Marcin's freelance multimedia work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, AARP Bulletin and other publications.
Marcin uses multimedia tools such as video, photography, text and audio to document socio-economic issues of inequality, human rights, cultural identity and international development. Marcin’s work has received a number of awards throughout the years. In 2010, Marcin won three Regional Michigan Emmy Awards for his videos and was named NPPA Photographer of the Year in Michigan for both his photography and video work.
Educated as a sociologist and photographer, Marcin has traveled and worked in Brazil, China, Russia, Mongolia, Guatemala, Morocco and Europe in addition to the US. He was an intern at the legendary Magnum Photos Agency and worked as a reporter and city editor for the Polish Daily News in New York City. Marcin was born and raised in Poland before moving to the United States in 2000.
At the Detroit Free Press and the University of Michigan, Marcin has worked on both long-term multimedia projects and short-form documentaries for web and TV. The long-term projects covered a wide range of issues, including: the controversial practice of fracking, the impact of the economic crises on middle class America and the successes and challenges facing General Motors in China.
At the University of Michigan, Marcin shoots and edits video and photography that document and promote fascinating work of students and faculty at the Michigan Engineering, one of the top research and teaching institutions in the world. In 2011, Marcin traveled across the hinterlands of Guatemala with a group of bio-engineering students who were collecting data and field testing remote pediatric stethoscope in rural Guatemalan clinics. The same year, Marcin flew to Australia to produce full-length documentary film on the participation of student-run U-M solar car team in the World Solar Challenge, five-day international race across the Outback of Australia. In 2013, Marcin traveled through Pantanal in Brazil, one of the largest wetlands in the world, to document the development work that the University of Michigan students embarked on there.
On a daily basis, Marcin documents the dreams and struggles of the University of Michigan's diverse population. He captures the intimate details of their lives and work and shows how they are connect to the larger global world.
Marcin Szczepanski currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his amazing wife Sarah and daughters Olivia and Tula. When he is not working, he enjoys following the news, traveling overseas, gardening and fishing.