CONTACT / BIO - Krystian Maj

Freelance photojournalist based in Warsaw, Poland

Ambitious, independent and reliable freelance photographer working entire Europe, including post-soviet states. Experienced in covering wide range news/politics for wire agencies (FORUM, ZUMA, Vice, Reuters, AFP) and stories (Financial Times, Die Tageszeitung, Wysokie obcasy, SRF). Skilled in photographing humanitarian crisis (Balkan route), conflict zones (ISIS frontline in Iraq, Crimea annexation, Maidan revolution), as well as local stories.

Works published in New York Times, VICE, AP/Reuters/AFP wire, Newsweek, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Paris Match, La Repubblica, Dagbladet Dagen, Российская газета, Balkan Insight, Gazeta Wyborcza, Fakt, SE, and many more worldwide.


2018 - Silver PX3 Award in Nature/Environment category

2018 - Christopher Morris Scholarship winner

2018 - Photojournalist of the Year 2017 Award - Union of photojournalists

2018 - Bialowieza forest report - 1st Award in Current affairs - Union of photojournalists

2016 - Special award for documenting law abuse in polish parliament - Union of photojournalists


2018 - Krystian Maj - Photojournalist of the year - GFK 

2017 - Grand Press Photo 2016 - Peshmergas - National Union of Journalists


2016 - "Balkan route" - National Union of Journalists

2015 - Majdan - Presidential Palace 2014 - Kijowski Majdan - National Union of Journalists

2012 - Grand Press Photo


w. Nina Berman, Sebastian Liste, Tanya Habjouqa/Nikon NOOR academy

w. Alixandra Fazzina/NOOR workshops - editing concerns for documentary photographers/Leica Gallery

Canon - Magnum training/Visa pour L'image

w. Patrick Chauvel/Bayeux-calvados war photography masterclass

w. Andrzej Koziara/National Geographic masterclass

w. Maciej Nabrdalik/VII Photo masterclass

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