Jedrzej Nowicki

2019 Canon Award for Potential

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Paradise beaten out with a stick

Nowicki’s series ‘Paradise beaten out with a stick’ explores the removal of refugees from Pakistan and Afghanistan from warehouses near Belgrade’s central railway station. In May 2017, buildings were demolished and the refugees moved to closed camps all over Serbia. Nowicki’s photographs document the everyday life of these communities and the struggles they face in powerful and intimate ways.

About the Photographer

Jędrzej Nowicki (b. 1995) is a Polish Photojournalist based in Warsaw. His work focuses on social exclusion, human rights, solidarity and social injustice as well as environmental issues. For the last 7 years, Nowicki has worked for the biggest Polish daily newspaper entitled ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’. His pictures were published in major polish magazines (Newsweek, Polityka, Tygodnik Powszechny) as well as abroad. He has worked in Poland, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Serbia, Israel or Iraq. Nowicki was nominated to Grand Press Photo award in 2018 and won Wielkopolska Press Photo in 2017 and 2018.