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. In 2012 Maksymilian's photograph 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 his project “Bykovnia. Archeology of crime”. Scholarship holder from Polish Minister of Culture for the year 2014. Nominee for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2014. The photo book “The Echo” was awarded Honourable Mention by the International Photography Award in 2018, the Photo Book of the Year 2018 in Grand Press Photo 2019 and Photography Book of the Year 2018 by 76th annual Pictures of the Year competition.