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Wojciech Grzędinski is Photojournalist of the Year 2022

Union of journalists As every year, awarded prizes to the best Polish reportage and documentary photographers. The purpose of the competition Photojournalist of the year 2022 was an excellent photojournalist, professionally and artistically mature and a testament to the most valuable informative photographs that chronicle the past year.

Photojournalism of the Year

They were nominated for Photojournalist of the Year 2022 Marek M. Berezowski, Wojciech Grzędinski and Beata Zawrzel. The winner was Wojciech Grzędinski, who was nominated for this title for the fifth time, who presented his story about the war in Ukraine. With this report, he also won the photojournalism category. You can see the series with descriptions in the gallery below.

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Photo of the year

He, in turn, was chosen as the creator of the Publicity Photo of the Year Agnieszka Sadowskawhose image shows refugees in a forest near the Polish-Belarusian border. This photo also won the portrait category.

photo: Agnieszka Sadowska, Publicity Photo of the Year and 1st prize in the portrait category. – The crisis on the border between Poland and Belarus continues.
Despite the construction of a wall on the border, refugees still pass by, hiding from the services.

The jury also chose the best photos in the individual photo categories: Event – Marek M. Berezowski, politics Piotr Molęcki, Culture and customs Karolina Misztal – Świderska, Nature and Civilization Aleksy Witwicki, Sports Adam Nurkiewicz, Everyday Life Jakub Porzycki

The best pictures in the category

The photographs were judged by a jury consisting of Anna Brzezińska, Monika Szewczyk, Andrzej Grygiel, Tomasz Śmigielski and Jacek Turczyk. The competition was accompanied by a ceremonial presentation of medals to Tadeusz Późniak and Tytus Żmijewski. It is a badge of honor for a photojournalist whose achievements are appreciated by the members of the association.

Alexy’s photo Witwicki, 1st place in the NiC category. 5.05.22, Lodz (Poland), Opened on May Day, the Orientarium, a huge complex of Southeast Asian fauna and flora, with 35 species of animals and over 180 species of fish. Built at a cost of 262 million zlotys. Every day at 11:00 a.m. in the Orientarium building you can admire the water baths of the Indian elephants: Aleksander, Taru and Kyanu.

photo Karolina Misztal-Świderski, 1st place in the KiO category. 8/8/2022 Gdańsk. Nick Cave in concert at ERGO ARENA in Gdańsk, Sopot

photo Piotr Molęcki, 1st place in the category Politics. 17 March 2022. Przemysław Czarnek, Minister of Education and Science of UKSW in Warsaw, visits the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the opening of the new building of the Collegium Medicum

photo: Adam Nurkiewicz, 1st place in the Sport series. Qatar, Doha – 2022 November 30: Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny fouls Argentina’s Leo Messi during the Argentina vs Poland match during the FIFA World Cup.

photo: Marek M. Berezowski, 1st place in the Events category. 25/02/2022, Kyiv, Ukraine The second day of the war. The Russian army continued its attack towards the capital. This was accompanied by the shelling of the city, including civilian buildings. Especially at night, most of the residents who stayed overnight in the city resorted to shelters, basements and underground parking areas

photo by Jakub Porzycki, 1st place in the everyday life category. Krakow, February 12, 2022 In honor of the 111th birthday of Mrs. Wanda Szajowska, the oldest inhabitant of Little Poland. Due to the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the guests could not meet the birthday girl at the apartment, so they gathered in front of the block where she lives.

More information and all awarded photos can be found on Stowarzyszenie Fotoreporterów’s Facebook profile.

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