This war has its price. It is with fear, trauma and mourning that the inhabitants of Hutsul villages pay for the fight for a free country every day.

Małgorzata Smieszek 0048607889177 Poland


Małgorzata Smieszek (born 1973) – is a photographer and documentarian, a graduate of the Warsaw School of Photography and photography workshops at the Foundation in Poznań. She is the recipient of the Krzysztof Miller Award for the courage of looking (2021), and a finalist in competitions such as Grand Press Photo (2022) in the People category, and Slovak Press Photo (2023) for her photographic documentary "The Price of Patriotism". She was also distinguished in the International Photography Awards (IPA) (2023) in the People category. She is the author of the series "Red Zone" (about loneliness in COVID wards) and "It Happens" (about the work of rescue teams). Currently, she is photographing in Ukraine.