Born in Poland and raised in Canada, Dagmara grew up in a diverse environment, somewhere between Polish, French Canadian, and Anglophone cultures, all within an immigrant household. This opened her up to a new perspective on tradition, language as well as family values.
Although initially having studied political science and environmental issues, she has been interested in photography since adolescence. In 2011, she completed a photography diploma at Concordia University in Montreal and then in Paris at Ecole Estienne in 2014.
She divides her time between personal documentary work, commissionned work and lifestyle photography. Her themes of interest include personal and cultural identity, family ties, migration, and environmental impact stories.