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Three Poles awarded in World Press Photo 2014

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 17.02.2014 15:00
Three Polish photographers have won prizes in the latest edition of the World Press Photo contest.

Pawel Starzyk takes a fall. Photo: PAP/Andrzej Grygiel

Andrzej Grygiel, who works for the Polish Press Agency (PAP), picked up second prize in the Sports Action (single image) category, with a shot of skier Pawel Starzyk running into trouble during a slalom contest in Szczyrk.

Kacper Kowalski was also awarded second place in the Nature stories category for his striking series 'Toxic Beauty.' The pictures show the adverse effects on the environment of a copper mine in Polkowice. Kowalski, who photographs for the Panos Pictures Agency, took the images with the aid of a paraglider.

Photo from 'Toxic Beauty' series by Kacper Kowalski (WPP Press Materials)

Finally, Maciej Nabrdalik came in second in the Contemporary Issues (single image) category, for his photograph Nicolette. The image portrays a young girl at a Polish orphanage (below).

Nicolette. Photo Maciek Nabrdalik (WPP press materials)

The overall winner in the current edition of World Press Photo was US photographer John Stanmeyer, whose image Signal showed African immigrants attempting to catch a signal on their mobile phones from neighbouring Somalia.

The World Press Photo exhibition will be exhibited in various Polish cities from April. (nh)

Source: PAP, culture.pl

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