Kasia Strek is a Polish photojournalist and a member of Panos Pictures Agency. Her work focuses primarily on subjects related to social inequalities, women’s reproductive health, and climate change. She uses the tools of storytelling to take action by informing about human rights violations and underreported issues of social importance. She is a winner of awards, including Chris Hondors Fellow Award, Jean-Luc Lagardere Award, the Camille Lepage Grant designated yearly at Visa Pour l’Image Photojournalism Festival. She is a recipient of the National Geographic Society Emergency Grand for Journalists. For the past seven years, through “The Price of Choice” project she has been documenting the consequences of restricted abortion laws worldwide. She worked in Poland and France, where she lives, but also in the Philippines, Egypt, El Salvador, Mexico, USA, India and others. For the past two years, she is covering worldwide news in Eastern Europe and is currently regularly working in Ukraine. Her work has been published in outlets including The New York Times, The TIME, The Washington Post, LA Times, Smithsonian Magazine, NPR, The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Liberation, Stern, and Die Zeit and shown during individual and collective exhibitions. In addition to her journalistic work, she has been and invited lecturer at Art Academy in Lodz, Poland, and National School Supérieure Louis-Lumière in Paris, France and La Esmeralda, National School of Arts in Mexico City.
- Courage in Journalism Awards , 2023