Gold 2020 / Editorial / Political

Revolution of Our Times

  • Photographer
    Witold Dobrowolski
  • Agency / Studio
    Polish Journalists Association
  • Prizes
    Gold in Editorial/Political

Protests in Hong Kong started in June 2019 as citizens opposition to extradition law to People's Republic of China turned into a huge prodemocratic revolutionary movement supported by the overwhelming majority of Hongkongers. The Hong Kong government supported by Beijing is trying to suppress the protests with police force. Police violence against demonstrators only met with escalation and physical resistance from the most determined group: secondary school students and university students. Neither side intends to let go, and the revolution affects all the Hong Kong citizens.

Freelance journalist and photographer based in Poland. Graduated East European Studies on Warsaw University. Member of Polish Journalists Association. Focused on conflict areas. Covered Revolution in Ukraine and war in Donbas in 2014-2018. In 2019-2020 covered Hong Kong and Lebanese protests.