Maksymilian Rigamonti was born in 1974 in Warsaw, Poland. He studied Graphic Design at ASP in Łódź. He has worked for news magazines like Newsweek Polska, Wprost Weekly, and Dziennik Polska Europa Świat. He is a member of Press Club Polska and ZPAF. His project "Bykovnia. Archeology of crime" received a grand from the Polish National Centre of Culture in 2011. A year later Maksymilian's picture won the Picture of the Year in the Grand Press Photo 2012 competition. President of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Bronisław Komorowski took a honorary patronage of that project. Scholarship holder from Polish Minister of Culture for the year 2014.