Born in Warsaw, Poland, Monika Bulaj lives in Trieste, Italy. Main issues of her researches are the borders of faiths (mystic, archetypes, divination, possession, pilgrims, body, cult of the dead), minorities, nomads, migrants, outcasts, dispossessed, in Asia, Europe, and Africa. She has published with La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, National Geographic Italia, GEO, Courrier International, east, Terra. She's also author of books and has had more than 60 exhibitions all around the world. She has won several major awards, such as the Grant in Visual Arts 2005 by the European Association for Jewish Culture, Francesco Gelmi di Caporiacco Award 2008, Bruce Chatwin Award “Occhio assoluto” 2009, The Aftermath Project Grant 2010, Luchetta-Hrovatin 2011 Award, TEDGlobal Fellowship 2011, Lucchetta Grant 2011.