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June 3, 2022 / 11:30
Jędrzej Nowicki – a photographer cooperating with “Gazeta Wyborcza” and Tomasz Pietrzyk – a photojournalist from “Wyborcza Wrocław”, were among the authors of photographs awarded in the Current Events category in this year's edition of the Nationwide Press Photography Competition – Grand Press Photo 2022. The results were announced at a ceremonial gala held yesterday, on 2 June, in Warsaw.
In the 18th edition of the Grand Press Photo competition, Jędrzej Nowicki, a photojournalist, was awarded the first place in the Current Events category for a photograph of the central station Lviv, which he took for “Gazeta Wyborcza” on the day of Russia's invasion of Ukraine – on 24 February 2022.
A photo by Tomasz Pietrzyk, a photojournalist of “Gazeta Wyborcza Wrocław”, placed third in the same category. It was taken on Sunday, 8 August 2021 in Lubin and shows protests against police brutality. The awarded photograph shows a woman lying on the street before the police car moving in her direction on the street, armed with a water cannon. Next to the car, there is a police cordon equipped with shields and helmets. For more information, visit Wyborcza.pl.
The main prize – Grand Press Photo 2022 was awarded to Wojciech Grzędziński working for the “Washington Post”. The winning photo shows Irina Maniukina, who is playing a piano in her house, just bombed by the Russians.
Renata Dąbrowska was awarded the online readers award for her work in “Tygodnik Powszechny” The author took photographs of Agata Tomaszewska and Wojtek Sawicki, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, in an intimate situation.
Grand Press Photo is the largest Polish competition for professional press photographers. The Jury is chaired each year by the World Press Photo winner and recognised national and international photojournalists and editors are members of the Commission. This year it included: Ami Vitale (as the chairwoman), Antonio Bat, Anna Bedyńska, Weronika Mirowska, and Andrzej Zygmuntowicz.
This year's competition shortlist contained over 300 photographs, including taken by “Wyborcza” photojournalists, who received 7 nominations for Single photographs and 2 for Stories (more on Wyborcza.pl). 48 Single photographs, 11 Stories and five Documentary Projects by 63 authors were short-listed.
All awarded photographs can be viewed on the competition’s website https://grandpressphoto.pl/.