Francis Dzikowski
Photography, Brooklyn New York United States
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Tel: 718 541-9637
Brief Summary
Francis Dzikowski attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute’s foundation program in architecture and studied photography at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  He spent a decade living and traveling abroad photographing historical restoration projects and archaeological excavations.
While photographing in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings for the Theban Mapping Project, Francis also taught photography at the American University in Cairo.  He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York working as an architectural photographer.  He is a member of Esto and in 2009 completed publication of a book titled, Public Art New York by Jean Parker Phifer photography by Francis Dzikowski.  W. W. Norton is the publisher.
 Andre Kikoski, Bogdanow Partners, Carbone Smolan, Centerbrook, CWB Architects, David Ogilvy and Associates, DDG Partners, Dean Wolf, Fawn Galli Design, Grade, Gretchen Bellinger, H3 Hardy Collaborative, Hillier, K-Luna Design, Kevin Dakan Architect, Leo A Daly, Limited Brands, Lippincott 
 Meltzer/Mandl Architects 
 Museum of the Moving Image 
 New York Times 
 Norman Mooney, Workspace 11, Oculus, Red Top Architects, Robert A M Stern, Robert Kahn, Sciame, Sherry-Lehmann, Silkworth Interiors, Single Speed Design, Spector Group, Tina Manis, Two Ton, Two Trees, UM Studio, Workshop for Architecture 
Professional Experience
Francis J. Dzikowski
63 – 1st Place #4
Brooklyn, NY. 11231
Tel. 718-541-9637
[email protected]

Work History

2005-Present, Freelance Architectural Photographer, Represented by Esto, New York, NY

Photographing architecture and art for architects, interior designers and artists.

2006-2009, Public Art New York

Photographed over 270 freely accessible public art works throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City for publication in a book by co-author Jean Parker Phifer.

2003-2008, Freelance Photographer’s Assistant, New York, NY

Assisting photographers Peter Aaron, Richard Barnes, David Sundberg, Scott Frances, Jock Pottle and others on location and in the studio.

2002-Present, Photographer, The Giza Plateau Mapping Project, Cairo, Egypt

Photographing objects found during the excavation of the Giza Plateau’s workman’s village for director, Dr. Mark Lehner. These objects range in size from small beads to large scale New Kingdom limestone blocks. Scanning 35mm slides and consulting on the creation of an Image Database. The 40,000+ slides in the collection span 20 years of excavation, restoration and travel in Egypt.

1995-2003, Photographer, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Responsibilities included all photographic work for the Theban Mapping Project, (TMP) including the excavation of the Tomb of the sons of Ramesses II in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor under the direction of archaeologist Dr. Kent Weeks; field work in progress, extensive lighting of wall relief and objects such as ceramics, glass, bones, alabaster fragments and statues, extensive work in scanning 35mm slides and preparing images for the TMP website; Also, photographed tomb interiors in the Valley of the Kings, tombs of the Nobles and mortuary temples of Thebes for existing condition reports, aerial photography from a hot air balloon, and was the contact person for licensing and usage rights for all TMP images.

2000-2003, Photographer, The Gayer Anderson Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Photographed the Pharaonic and Islamic collections in order to produce a guide book and catalog of the museum’s holdings under the direction of architectural historian Nicholas Warner. This included photography of paintings, sculpture, architectural spaces and objects from daily life.

2002, Photographer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Luxor, Egypt

Photographed sandstone and limestone fragments with raised and sunk relief for the excavation of the tomb of Nespakashuty, Theban Tomb #312 by archaeologist, Elena Pischikova.
2001-2002, Instructor, Introduction to Photography, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Taught Introduction to Photography in the Journalism and Mass Communications Department. Created a syllabus that introduced the operation of manual 35mm cameras, processing black and white films, printing black and white contact prints and enlargements. Introduced digital cameras and their basic operations in the context of photojournalism.

1995-1998, Photographer, U.S.A.I.D. Grant, Cairo, Egypt

Photographed the restoration of an 18th century Ottoman structure located in Cairo, the Sabil-Kuttab Nafisa al-Bayda. This included comprehensive coverage of all pre-existing conditions of the site, ongoing excavations, local craft persons applying their trades, details of intervention and a final set of images upon completion of the work from the same viewpoint as the initial set of images.

1993-1994, Photographer, Catalog Project, Turkey

Documented Islamic Structures throughout Turkey. Focused on Seljuq Monuments in Central Anatolia. Catalog was purchased by the Smithsonian Institute, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and Princeton University's Fine Arts Library.

1993-1994, Silk Screen Printer, Multivision Studios, Istanbul, Turkey

Serigraphy for photographer Gultekin Cizgen

1993 (summer), Excavation Photographer, Israel Antiquities Authority, Banias, Golan Heights

Photographed on site daily excavation developments at the Temple of Pan under the direction of archaeologist Zvika Ma’oz. Also photographed all finds in the studio including bones, ceramics and marble statues.

1991-1992, Custom Printer, Phenomena Factory, Philadelphia, PA

Produced Fine Art black and white prints for gallery exhibitions and publications.

1990-1992, Photo Equipment Staff, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Maintained darkroom and studio facilities. Upkeep of equipment such as enlargers, lenses, strobe and hot lights and all format cameras. Oversaw students' activities.

1989-1991, Photographer's Assistant, Joseph Petticrew Photography, Philadelphia, PA

Assisted with lighting and composition of architectural interiors, three dimensional models, drawings and portraits. Processed and printed images for clients.


2002, The Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, Maine
National Geographic assignment with Jim Blair

1999, The Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, Maine
Location Lighting with Steve Krongard

1998, The Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, Maine
Architectural Photography with Norman McGrath
Photographic Book Production with Philip Trager

1994, The American University in Cairo
Certificate of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, CTEFLA

1990-1992, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography

1984-1988, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Architectural Studies


Metropolis “Productshpere, UM Project L.U.M. Lamp” December 2011, p.67

Interior Design “Sweet and Tart” November 2011 Volume 82 Number 14, p.84

Louis I. Kahn and the Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Press (2011) pp.58, 115, 117

Guide To Contemporary New York City Architecture, W.W. Norton (2010) pp.23, 24, 27, 123, 127, 136, 161, 224, 256, 265

Architectural Record “450 West 37th Street” July 2011, p.68, 71-72

Metropolis “Diamond in the Rough” December 2010, p.30

Interior Design “Creativity Unleashed” September 2010 Volume 81 Number 11, p.129

Artforum International “Wall Flowers” March 2010 XLVIII, No. 7, p.84

American Society of Media Photographers, “Public Art New York” Fall 2009, p.12

Landscape Architecture, “Public Art New York” 6/2009, p.101

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, “Augustus Saint-Gaudens” Spring 2009, p.15

The Architect’s Newspaper, “The Gate Keepers” 09_05.20.2009 pp.12-13

City, “Public Art New York” April/May 2009 Issue 63, p.26

W.W. Norton Architecture & Design Books Catalog, 2009, cover & p.1

Public Art New York, W.W. Norton (2009) all photographs

Oculus, “Inner Space” Fall 2008 Volume 70 Issue 3, p.32

Architectural Record “Redtop Architects: Three Heads are Better” July 2008, p.47

The New York Times, “Light and Space Where Fire Alarms Once Rang” March 20, 2008 House & Home pp.F1 & F5

KMT, “Alexander Henry Rhind at Sheikh Abd el Gurna” Winter 2008 Vol. 19, Number 4, pp. 42-43

The New York Times, “Room To Improve” January 3, 2008 House & Home pp.F1

Metropolitan Home, “Who’s Next?” November 2007, p.112

Spectacular Homes of Metro New York, Panache (2007) Cover & pp. 158-161

The Gayer Andersn Cat, The British Museum Press (2007) p. 54

Vassar The Alumnae/I Quarterly, “Our House is Bauhaus” Winter 2006 Vol. 103, issue 1, cover, pp. 8-9, 11

Ramesses the Great, The American University in Cairo Press (2002) pp.249, 285 top & 287

Statesman (Oregon) Journal, "Royal rooms of a lost tomb" (Sunday, September 1, 2002) p.D1 was launched August, 2002

Emirates, “Tomb Raiders of Luxor” Issue No. 167 February 2002, pp.37-41

Valley of the Kings: The Tombs and Funerary Temples of Thebes West, White Star S.r.1 (2001) pp.240-43

Egypt Revealed, Into the Lost Tomb (June 2001) pp.18 & 21

Ancient Egypt, Luxor Postcard (Vol.1 Issue 6 April/May 2001) pp. 20-22

ARCHEO, le mummie d’oro (anno XVII numero 2 [192] febbraio 2001) pp. 38-41

Ancient Egypt, Bahareya’s Golden Mummies (Vol.1 Issue 4 Nov/Dec 2000) cover, pp. 4 & 8-14

Observer (Pennsylvania) Reporter, "Taking a look inside, The Lost Tomb" (September 21, 2000) p.B3

Ancient Egypt, Eternity of Princes Revealed, (Vol.1 Issue 1 May/June 2000) pp. 8-12

Medina, “Art and Interiors in Unison” (March-April 2000) pp. 68-73

KMT, “Six Newly Restored Tombs in the Theban Necropolis” (Spring 2000) Vol. 11, Number 1 pp. 26-35

ARCHEO attualita del passato, la valle dei re (anno XVI numero 1 [179] gennaio 2000) pp. 66-69

KV5 A Preliminary Report American University in Cairo Press, 2000 all photos except otherwise credited

World Monuments Watch: One hundred most endagered sites 2000 p.21

Science, Cool Images “Walk Like an Egyptian” (15 October 1999 vol. 286 No. 5439 pages 365-632) p. 371

Medina, “The Home of the Belgian Embassador in Cairo” (Sept.-Oct. 1999) pp.62-68

Medina, “The Gardens of Shehab Mazhar” (July-August 1999) pp. 84-89

Ramses II. Das Totenhaus der Söhne Droemer/GEO 1999

Memnonia, "Récentes Recherches dans la tombe No. 42" 1999 Pl.XLIII A-B, Pl.XLIV A-B

Medina, “The new Renaissance Cinema in Alexandria” (May-June 1999) pp. 72-77

GEOlino, “Archäologe” (Nr.2 April/Mai 1999) p. 72

Cairo Times, "Archaeologist at work" (Vol.3 No.3, April 1-14, 1999) p.20

Geográfica Universal, “A Busca da Vida Eterna” (Janeiro/Fevreiro 1999) pp. 77-87

GEO, “Ramses Im Grabmal der Söhne” (Nr.2/Februar 1999) pp. 26, 29 &30

Aujourd’hui L’Egypte, “The Sabil-Kuttab of Nafisa al-Bayda” (No.42-43 1998/99) pp. 41-56

Medina, “The Home of Mr. and Mrs. Assem in Garden City” (Dec.-Jan. 98/99) pp. 82-87

Al-Ahram Weekly, "A Monumental Journey on CD-ROM" (Dec. 3-9, 1998) p.20

Ancient Civilizations, Time-Life Inc. 1998, p. 34

Art & Antiques, “Given Up for Dead” (October 1998) pp. 105-8

Satellite Guide, “Ancient History Meets Technology” (October 1998) issue No.111, cover & p. 76

Medina, “Mario Rossi’s Work in the Awqaf” (July-September 1998) pp. 62-8

Sojourn, “The Secrets of the Forgotten Tomb” (May 1998) pp. 37-39

Medina, “The Zamalek Ayrout Building, a Rediscovery” (April-June 1998) pp. 76-9

Amoco Torch, "Ancient Egypt goes online" (Vol.8 No.4 March 2, 1998) p.10

El Mundo, Testigo Directo, “Yemen, bajo la ley tribal” (March, 1998)

Yahoo Internet Life, “Thebes: Where the Kings Are” (Feb. 1998 vol.4 No.2) p. 24

Los Angeles Times, “Science File: Hidden Treasures” (Oct. 23, 1997) p. B2

Abenteuer & Reisen, “Aegypten: Super graeber unter dem Asphalt?” (October 10, 1997) pp. 100-101

Middle East Times, “Yemen, a land of Tales” (September 19-25, 1997) p. 10

Middle East Times, “A short step but in the right direction” (September 12-18, 1997) p. 7

Columns, The University of Washington Alumni Magazine, “All the King’s Sons” (Sep 1997) pp. 34-41

USA Today, "Egypt's KV5 tomb may shelter Pharaoh's sons" (May 27, 1997) p.6D

Live... from National Geographic, “Excavating an Egyptian Tomb” (Spring 1997) p. 13

Theban Mapping Project Report, (March 1997) all photographs for the 8 page report

le Monde de la Bible, “Les mystères de la tombe no.5” (Jan.-Feb. 1997, no.102) pp. 51-55

Egypt Today, "Tales From the Tomb" (November, 1996 vol.17 No. 11) pp.64-5

Course Catalog: The American University in Cairo (1996) Cover Photograph

Time International, “Riddle of a Lost Tomb” (December 11, 1995) p. 52

Minerva: The International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology, “Clearing KV5: Investigating the Tomb of the Sons of Ramesses II” (November/December, 1995) pp. 20-24

Time, Secrets of the Lost Tomb, (May 29,1995) p. 54

Caravan: The Student Newspaper of the American University in Cairo, "AUC Professor makes historical discovery" (Vol.75 - No.25, Sunday May 21,1995) front page

Dekorasyon, “Scapes from Without” (June 1993)

Dekorasyon, Photo exposé of the Niagara Mohawk Building in Syracuse, NY. (May 1993)

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