PhotographerMaciej Cieslak
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyAssoc. of Polish Art Photogr.
City/CountryWarsaw, Poland
Photo DateJULY 2017
Entry Description

Tens of thousands of Poles protested this summer in Warsaw against the national-populist government attempting to politicise the state judicial system and violate the EU state-of-law values. After weeks of protests, the right-wing President was forced to veto the anti-democratic and anti-constitutional bills. The ruling party had to go back for the first time since elections in 2015. There is a chance for social dialogue. (July 2017)

About Photographer

My practice is based on photography as a means of storytelling - I am mainly interested in documentation and art photography with my main focus to portray people. I am a member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers. I had several individual exhibitions in galleries in Poland and Czech Republic.