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Warsaw. Photo competition Memory in the frame. Award-winning photos

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Photographs from Poland, Montenegro, Greece, Germany, Hungary, and both Americas were sent to the “Memory ‘In’ the Frame” competition. This is one of the events organized on the occasion of the subsequent anniversaries of the Warsaw Uprising. The last edition was the fifth and a record number of 2,200 photos were submitted.

As part of the 5th edition of the “Memory in the frame” competition, the participants’ task was to photograph the celebration of the 79th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, official celebrations, concerts and social campaigns. The subject of the works could be anything related to the commemoration of the Warsaw Uprising. The submitted photos could have been taken with either a camera or a smartphone, and the place of their creation could be any location in the world.

“This year, a record number of 2,200 photos were sent, which is half a thousand more than last year,” informed the Warsaw Uprising Museum. The submitted photographs came from cities and towns all over Poland and European countries, including: from Montenegro, Greece, Germany and Hungary, as well as from both Americas.

From among the submitted works, the jury selected the best photos in two categories: a single photo and a photo report. The awarded photos included portraits, reportage frames, photos taken with a drone, and photos with multiple exposures.

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“The winners did a great job”

The competition photos were assessed by a jury composed of: Zbigniew Furman, Wojciech Grzędziński, Jacek Marczewski, Chris Niedenthal (professional photographers) and Jan Ołdakowski (director of the Warsaw Uprising Museum). – It was not an easy competition, but the winners did a great job, presenting such diverse teams. This is something that jury members like the most and what they pay attention to when viewing and awarding photos – said Chris Niedenthal, quoted in the organizer’s announcement.

– In my statement encouraging participation in the competition, I emphasized that although the photos had to be taken within a strictly defined time frame, it was not necessary to create reportage photos from the celebration sites. I encouraged people to send symbolic, allegorical, emotion-reflecting photographs. Such photos can be taken anywhere, anywhere in the world. This year, by the jury’s decision, the highest prize was awarded to just such a photograph – commented Zbigniew Furman, chairman of the jury, on the work that received this year’s Grand Prix.

Grand Prix Robert Jarosz Robert Jarosz/Warsaw Uprising Museum

“Memory ‘In’ the frame” – awarded

The winners were presented on Wednesday, October 18, during the final gala at the Warsaw Uprising Museum. Robert Jarosz won the Grand Prix and PLN 10,000. In the single photo category, the jury awarded first place to Karolina Ślusarczyk, and in the photo reportage category – to Damian Lemański. Full list of winners:

Grand Prix: Robert Jarosz

Category: single photo:
1st place: Karolina Ślusarczyk 2nd place: Piotr Łapiński 3rd place: Łukasz Kamiński Honorable mention: Justyna Kajko Honorable mention: Tomasz Witkowski

Photo reportage category:
1st place – Damian Lemański 2nd place – Robert Jarosz 3rd place – Tomasz Witkowski distinction – Piotr Łapiński distinction – Filip Naumienko

Main photo source: Karolina Ślusarczyk/Warsaw Uprising Museum

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