Izabela Urbaniak

I deal with photography.

I have been dealing with photography for 9 years. I am one of those lucky people who can combine work with passion. I hope that thanks to my photos people can see the world the way I see it.

The main topic of my works are women, as they are not only fragile and beautiful, but also sensual, with makes them an extraordinary subject for a photographer like me.

My other main interest in photography are children , advertising and documentary photography of the surrounding life and events.

So far my work has been appreciated in several country and international contests, which I won.

For me most precious and important were :

Grand Prix of National Geographic Traveller Magazine in 2008. ( thanks to this I could find in Sri Lanka )

Photo of the year of Photo Art Magazine in 2008.

Grant at Warsaw Film School, at the Photography faculty, with I completed and graduated with honors.

My work has been selected for the short list in the Lifestyle category on the professional side in Sony World Photography Awards 2011

Thanks to this I become the member of ZPAF (Polish Association of Art Photographers ).

The focus of my world are my children Children and photography are what I am fully devoted to. I do believe that the variety of human emotion I discover everyday being in contact with children, give exceptional feeling to my photos.

Tea in the First Sense

Dilmah tea, the symbol of Pure Ceylon Tea in over 100 countries around the world, unveils Tea in the First Sense, an innovative endeavour by the family tea company Dilmah, in their mission to bring the beauty of tea, nature’s finest beverage, to the world.

Tea in the First Sense is an art and photography exhibition featuring tea plantations in Sri Lanka. The exhibition, commissioned by Dilmah, will tour the world as part of a Dilmah mission to share with a global audience the aesthetic beauty of tea.

This project has a deeper significance for it is part of a Dilmah effort to highlight the inequity in the tea category. A brand known for its integrity, Dilmah sought to overturn a system in which the producer became an exploited raw material supplier. In 1988 Founder of Dilmah Merrill J Fernando launched his Dilmah brand, in Australia, subsequently reaching over 100 countries in the world. Dilmah is today recognised as a role model in ethical trade.

The Company strives to bring quality back to tea and in so doing to improve the fortunes of Ceylon’s historic tea industry and its workers. Engaged in extensive social welfare via the MJF Charitable Foundation (www.mjffoundation.org). Dilmah is convinced that by making consumers appreciate Ceylon and her teas, demand for quality Ceylon Tea can be increased, helping tea producers get a better price for their crop. Ultimately that is fairer than any notion of fair-trade and is the most tangible way of bringing a smile to the faces of workers in the industry and their families. Dilmah is also working towards a more sustainable use of the environment through Dilmah Conservation which is promoting biodiversity, species/habitat protection & awareness of sustainability by encouraging a harmonious co-existence of man and nature (www.dilmahconservation.org).

Tea in the First Sense is part of a project to highlight the heritage of Ceylon Tea and educate consumers on the health and other benefits in quality Ceylon Tea. The first stage of this project was the History of Ceylon Tea website which preserves in one of the world’s largest internet tea websites, a century of literature on Ceylon Tea. Tea in the First Sense captures through both brush and lens, the endearing character and charm of the Sri Lankan Tea plantations.