Graduate of the Faculty of Theology at the Catholic University of Lublin, he obtained his PhD degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. He wrote his post doctoral dissertation at the State Higher School of Film, Television, and Theatre in Łódź. Professor at the University of Gdańsk, the Head of the Visual Anthropology Unit and a Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Member of Sindonological Section of Polish Theological Society and member of the team of experts at National Center of Culture.
In his research work he deals with issues such as image analysis, image symbolization and the photographic image substantiality. He also deals with the study of acheiropoietos image structural properties. He published a series of books and articles on these topics. Among the most important are: The Shroud of Turin – the photograph of the Invisible One? 2004, 2010 (second edition) Więź-Word/Image; Mexican symphony – the Icon from Guadalupe, Więź 2006; 2012/2013, Thinking with image in photography, CZYSTYWARSZTAT; The Manoppello Icon the prototype of images of Christ, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego 2014 (co-author); The Mystery of the Visibility of God, Wydawnictwo WAM 2015; Image as a medium initiating into the mystery, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego 2017.
Since 1982 he has been the author of over a dozen individual exhibitions in the field of staged photography, i.a.: Predicting, Warszawa, Mała Galeria ZPAF-CSW 1993; Opera Infinita – Opera Aperta, Łódź, Galeria FF 1997; Camera Lucida, Gdańsk, Łaźnia 2004; Signs of Light, Gdańsk-Oliwa, National Museum in Gdańsk 2005; Corporale, Konin, Galeria CKiS Wieża Ciśnień 2012; The Gate, Istambul, FASS Art Gallery 2015. He is also a laureate of design photography competitions.