- Geographic Location: Europe
- Age: 5
Justyna Mielnikiewicz was born in Poland in 1973 and has been working as a professional photographer for 7 years. She graduated from Jagiellonian University in Krakow with a Masters in New Media and Culture Management. Immediately after finishing university she started to work as photojournalist in the daily newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza. In 2001 she became a freelance photographer and moved to Tbilisi / Georgia to work on a time project on the South Caucasus. The project was awarded an honorable mention at the 2003 Dorothea Lange R. Taylor Prize and at the 2003 Santa Fe Project Competition, and received a grant from the European Culture Foundation. Since then, in addition to work on personal projects, Justyna regularly photographs news events – mainly in the Caucasus area. Her recent work has appeared in: Newsweek Poland, Paris Match, New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, among others. The project was screened in Arles 2005. In 2005, her work was distributed by Cosmos Agency and currently by World Picture News.
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