Silver 2022 / Editorial / Environmental

A Tradition That Divides

  • Photographer
    Iwona El Tanbouli - Jablonska
  • Agency / Studio
    F11 Studio
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Environmental

During the summer on Faroe Islands the local fishermen participate in Grindadrap pilot whale hunt. It’s a part of Faroese tradition that dates back all the way to theVikings. Hundreds of years ago, pilot whale meat was providing enough food and nutrition for the local people for an entire year. Due to globalization and food imports from Europe most of the Faroese believe it’s time to put an end to the hunt. However, some of those who are in favour of continuing the tradition say it’s an integral part of their cultural identity as a fishermen nation. 90% of Faroe Islands’ export consist of fish

I am a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Pozna?, Poland, at the faculty of photography and multimedia communication. Most of my work is mainly focused on reportage and long-term projects that I make in Studio F11. My profession has always been connected with global brands, humanitarian organisations, universities, government agencies and non-profit foundations. I also run photography workshop and portfolio reviews. I work closely with National Geographic Poland and Traveler.