Krzysztof Miller was a photojournalist for Gazeta Wyborcza. He photographed wars, armed conflicts and their consequences. The photos that related his subjects 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 better understand the story he was working on.
The Krzysztof Miller Award for Courage to Look recognizes those who are not afraid to be closer and delve into the subject in their photographic story.
The award was won 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 have been easier for me,” said Paduano.
The Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation awarded its prize for one photograph of this edition. It was won by Gazeta Wyborcza photojournalist Jędrzej Nowicki for a picture from a protest by climate activists in an opencast mine.
The award was awarded for photo report by Iranian Karim Mottaghi about the burial of coronavirus victims, taken at the Vadi-Rahmat cemetery in Tabriz.
The Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation awarded its prize for one photograph of this edition. It was won by Gazeta Wyborcza photojournalist Jędrzej Nowicki for a photo from protests in Belarus.