Krzysztof Miller was a photojournalist for Gazeta Wyborcza. He photographed wars, armed conflicts and their consequences. The photos that relate the subjects he takes up focus on the human being. Wars start with people’s decisions and change their lives, whether they like it or not. Miller was close to the people he photographed. He paused and was able to spend more time with them to do a good research into the story he was working on.
The Krzysztof Miller Award for Courage to Look can be won by anyone who is not afraid to be closer and delve into the subject in their photographic story.
The award was collected by Italian photojournalist Alessio Paduano for his reportage about Nigerian women falling victim to traffickers and forced into prostitution in Italy. – Entering the world of my characters, gaining their trust was very difficult. I spent a lot of time building contacts. If I were a woman, maybe it would be easier for me – said Paduano.
The Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation awarded its prize for one photo of this edition. It was received by the photojournalist of ‘Wyborcza’ Jędrzej Nowicki for a photo from a protest by climate activists in an opencast mine.
The award was given to a photo report by Iranian Karim Mottaghi about the burial of coronavirus victims, realized at the Vadi-Rahmat cemetery in Tabriz.
The Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation awarded its prize for one photo of this edition. It was received by the photojournalist of ‘Wyborcza’ Jędrzej Nowicki for a photo from an activist protest in Belarus.