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1st Place 2022 Editorial

Russian Invasion of Ukraine Brings Millions to Poland

  • Photographer
    Omar Marques
  • Agency / Studio
    Getty Images
  • Prize
    1st Place in Editorial

On February 24, 2022 Russia began a large-scale invasion of Ukraine, with explosions reported in multiple cities and far outside the restive eastern regions held by Russian-backed rebels. Trought the following months, millions of refugees who fled from the invasion arrived in Poland. Until July 2022, more than 3.5 million refugees are housed in the Central Eastern country.

Omar Marques is a Portuguese freelance photojournalist from northwest Portugal based in Krakow, Poland. He works as a stringer for Getty Images, Anadolu Agency and collaborates with magazines on editorial and commercial assignments between Central/Eastern Europe and Balkans. In addition to providing news coverage around Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, he works on personal long-term projects. Omar’s photographs have been published in The Times, The New York Times, Stern Magazine, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Paris Match among others.