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Very Bright Summit

  • Prize
    Gold in Press/Feature Story
  • Photographer
    Arkadiusz Kubisiak

The Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland was founded in 1382. It’s the most important place of worship of Virgin Mary in the world. For hundreds of years it has been a pilgrimage destination. Nowadays, nearly 4 millions of pilgrims come from 74 countries across the world.
Walking pilgrimages are most popular. It is also a tradition that people of the same occupation pilgrimage together.
The Monastery’s biggest treasure is the miraculous icon of the Virgin Marry, which origin is shrouded in mystery. The place is commonly thought to be the spiritual capital of Poland.

Independent documentary and portrait photographer. He studied photography at European Academy of Photography in Warsaw. He participated in numerous workshops, e.g. Transmission pour l’Image in Perpignan, France.
Arkadiusz works mostly on long term projects dealing with social issues.

Awards AWARDS
2018
Tokyo International Foto Award, Honorable Mention in category People, Culture, Tokyo, Japan,
Grand Press Photo, Finalist, Warsaw, Poland,
SIPA Award 2018, Finalist, Italy,
2016
SIPA Award 2016, Remarkable Award in category Storyboard, Italy,
National Geographic Photo Contest, 1st place in category Reportage, Poland,
Grand Press Photo 2016, 2nd place in category Long Term Project, Documentary, Poland,
SIPA Awards 2016, finalist, Italy,
2014
2nd place in BZ WBK Press Photo in category Culture, Reportage, Poland,
2nd place in BZ WBK Press Photo in category Daily Life, Reportage, Poland,
2013
Grand Prix in National Geographic Photography Photography Contest, Poland,
1st place in category Reportage in National Geographic Photography Contest, Poland,
Honorable Mention at IPA Contest in category Deeper Perspective, The USA,
Honorable Mention at IPA Contest in category People, Portrait, The USA,
2012
Final selection round for the Noorderlicht Photography Festival, Netherlands,
Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards in category fine art, landscape, The USA,