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Friday, February 13, 2009

Congratulations to Justyna Mielnikiewicz!

Justyna Mielnikiewicz for The New York Times

Justyna just won 2nd prize in "People in the News Stories" category of the World Press Photo competition for her excellent work during the August war with Russia. Some of these images can be viewed HERE in her NY Times audio slide show.

While many network war hacks in August were sipping breakfast cappuccinos at the Marriott, before donning flak jackets to wait at the Gori checkpoint for something to happen, Justyna was in Gori and everywhere else in between doing what she does best.

Her award is recognition for the honest, diligent and sensitive photographic work she is committed to. I for one, am proud to know her.


lado said...

... great stuff ... I like her photographs, thanks, she makes "NY Times" the better newspaper...

paul rimple said...

I'll thank her for you and yes, I do agree NYT is a better paper with her!
jigari xar!

mrsmottz said...


Shaun Walker said...

Yes, I heard yesterday that Justyna won and am just about to send her an email. Incredible achievement.

Hope you are doing well?

ps dont like your dig at other journalists - if only i'd had time for flak jackets and cappucinos, august would've been far less stressful!!

paul rimple said...
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paul rimple said...

Hey Shaun,
Doing well, thanks.

The question should be, what was I doing at the Marriott?

You are right though, other journalists (like you)were staring down the barrels of Kalashnikovs while the network hacks were deliberating over cappuccinos and being fitted for flaks.