Jerzy Kośnik is a Polish photographer known for his photojournalist work on film festivals all over the world. He photographed the most famous actors and film-makers.
Since 1977 he had been accredited with the Polish journal "Film", but he was fired in 1981 after his photos from Cannes Film Festival, which clearly showed his sympathies for the Solidarity movement. His pictures of famous movie stars wearing Solidarity badge (especially the one with Jack Nicholson) very quickly reached common recognition. During martial law he cooperated with French press agency Gamma Press Image, for which he provided first-hand images of Poland under turbulence and terror. His photos were used for the Solidarity political campaign during first semi-free elections in Poland in 1989.
Photographs by Jerzy Kośnik may be seen in European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk, where they tell the story of world support for democratic changes in Poland.
Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland
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- Tołłoczko-Suchańska, Barbara