The Harbinger Prize 2023: ABC News’ Kuba Kaminski to chair the Reportage Photography jury

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Currently documenting Russia’s full-scale aggression against Ukraine for ABC News, Kuba Kaminski is an award-winning photographer and documentalist with nearly 20 years of experience in the media industry.

He will chair the jury in the Reportage Photography category of the Harbinger Prize 2023 competition, reviewing submitted photo stories and deciding — with Harbingers’ Magazine editors — which will be awarded the three winning places.

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Kuba Kaminski is a graduate of the Lodz Film School in Poland. Spanning a nearly 20-year career, he has worked in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. He documented, amongst other events, the war in Libya, the Gaza Strip conflict, the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine.

Currently, Kuba works for the American broadcaster ABC News as a cameraman, reporting on Russia’s full-scale aggression against Ukraine.

He worked as a photographer for the Polish daily Rzeczpospolita, the Polish Press Agency (PAP) and the European Photopress Agency (EPA) and was a contributing photographer for the French daily Le Monde. Since 2020, he primarily focuses on camerawork, having collaborated with Euronews, CNN, France 24, France2, and The Guardian’s video division.

His works – predominantly personal photo stories: ‘Whispers’, ‘Sobering Chamber’ and ‘Salaryman’ – have been recognised in the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism competition, the China International Press Photography Contest, and two International Photography Awards (IPA). In Poland, he won the Ryszard Kapuscinski Prize and the Grand Prix in the National Geographic photography competition.

Kuba has been selected for numerous scholarships during his career, including the 2011 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, the 2012 Getty Reportage Emerging Talent, and was included in a portfolio review for The New York Times.

Picture: Kuba Kaminski’s personal archive.
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The Harbinger Prize 2023: Reportage Photography

Submit six to ten pictures and up to 1,000 words telling a story on one of five subjects. Please keep in mind that we are not just looking for pretty pictures but a great story told with photography and supported with text.

We will select three winning articles, with prizes worth £4,500 in education in journalism. Across all the submission categories, we will also select the best work of the year, which will crown the winner with The Harbinger Prize and £10,000 in individual tuition from The Oxford School for the Future of Journalism.

The competition is open to all students in the last three years of pre-university education, regardless of their country of residence.

Students have until noon on August 15, 2023, to submit their articles.

Visit Harbingers’ Magazine for subject lines and all category descriptions.

Visit The Harbinger Prize 2023 website for detailed Terms & Conditions.

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