In 1976-1986 he worked in Poznan’s Television as a cinematographer and producer. During this time he was involved into photography. This object was usually on a macro-scale, entangled in antinomical relations with a human gesture, another object or the form itself. These are completely free, autonomous or illustrative texts and posters. They were awarded in the “Golden Jantar” Polish Photography competition and in the “Satyrykon” International Photography Competition – where M. Mańkowski won the Gold Medal (1980 and 1982) and the Grand Prix in 1983 (co-author Jull Dziamski). The most important works of Maciej Mańkowski were also shown at the exhibition “Polish intermedia photography of the 1980s”.