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Jacek was born and raised in Cracow, Poland. He worked for the Polish TV Network while attending Jaggiellonian University which is one of the oldest universities in Europe. He came to the United States in 1982 and started worked for a local CBS affiliate (Channel 14).
In 1988, Jacek went to work as a Photojournalist for K2 Television in Casper, Wyoming, the biggest news organization in the state. In 1999, Jacek founded his own production company and started working for himself full time July, 2005.
In 1979, our white water kayaking club, "Bystrze" (English translation is "Rapid"), organized a white water expedition called "Canoandes '79", which lasted 3 years running rivers in Latin America. Most of these rivers were unknown for white water kayaking.
In 1981, Jacek's friends Piotr Chmielinski, Jurek Majcherczyk, Andrzej Pietowski, Stefan Danielski, Biczu Krasniewski and Jacek became the first human beings to run the Colca Canyon in Southern Peru, which is the deepest gorge in the world. This avhievement was published for the first time in the 1984 edition of Guinnes Book of World Records.
In 1983 and 1991, Jacek and his friends returned under the sponsorship of the National Geographic Society. (National Geographic Magazine, January 1993)
1981 - 2006 Canoandes - Filmaker and Photographer for the following expeditions:
2006 Colca 25th Anniversary Expedition - Colca, Peru
1988 - 2005 KTWO-TV NBC, ABC & CNN Affiliate - Chief Photographer - Photojournalist
1982 - 1988 KGWC-TV CBS Affiliate - Photographer / Videographer
Przekroj (weekly magazine) / Poland (monthly magazine)- Free Lance Still Photographer
Wyoming Association of Broadcasters - Best Photographer of the Year 1989, 1996, 2000, 2001
Photos and Documentaries Jannot, Mark - "The Further Explorations of Piotr Chmielinski" National Geographic Adventure, Feb 2002, p. 44
Jamkowski, Marcin, "Nuclear Ant in Whitewarer" National Geographic Traveler, Jan 2005 p.116
"77 Best Pictures of Great Adventure" National Geopgraphic Exploration April 2005 p.116
Kane, Joe Z Nurntem Amazonki (Running the Amazon - Polish Issue) Bielsko-Biala: Pascal, 2002. Co-author of pictures in coffee table version of this book.
Badowski, Ryszard Odkrywanie Swiata Bielsko-Biala: Pascal 2001 p. 278
Czerwinski, Janusz Ksiega Przygody (Adventures Book) Gdask DJ 2001 p. 38
Jamkowski, Marcin "Polski Drogi: Wedrowka Sladami Polakow" (Polish Ways: Kanion Colca, Peru) National Geographic Polska December 2000
Kane, Joe Z Nurtem Amazonki (Running the Amazon - Polish translation) Warsaw: Proszynski 1997, Coffee Table Version 2001 Published by Pascal
Kane, Joe Roaring Through the Earth's Deepest Canyon National Geographic January 1993 pp. 118-138
Turtle Islands (Galapegos Islands). J. Bogucki. Documentary about wildlife Galapagos Island. Poland 1984.
Nazca Culture. Filmaker: J. Bogucki. Documentary about pre-columbian Coastal culture in Southern Peru
Polish Expedition CANOANDES In Kayaks through Peru. Embaja de Viajeros S. A. 1981. (contributor) printed in English and Spanish
Conquista del Colca (Colca Conquest). Filmaker: J. Bogucki. 12 min. documentary of the first historical navigation of the Colca Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world. 1981.
Interests and Languages
Travel, archeology, classical music, roman coins collection, motion picture and photography. Fluent in Polish, Spanish, English
1975-1978 Jagellonian University Cracow Poland
Art / History Major
2246 S. Odell Avenue * Casper * WY * 82604