Kuba Kaminski is a graduate of the Lodz Film School in Poland. Spanning a nearly 20-year career, he has worked in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. He documented, amongst other events, the war in Libya, the Gaza Strip conflict, the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine.
Currently, Kuba works for the American broadcaster ABC News as a cameraman, reporting on Russia’s full-scale aggression against Ukraine.
He worked as a photographer for the Polish daily Rzeczpospolita, the Polish Press Agency (PAP) and the European Photopress Agency (EPA) and was a contributing photographer for the French daily Le Monde. Since 2020, he primarily focuses on camerawork, having collaborated with Euronews, CNN, France 24, France2, and The Guardian’s video division.
His works – predominantly personal photo stories: ‘Whispers’, ‘Sobering Chamber’ and ‘Salaryman’ – have been recognised in the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism competition, the China International Press Photography Contest, and two International Photography Awards (IPA). In Poland, he won the Ryszard Kapuscinski Prize and the Grand Prix in the National Geographic photography competition.
Kuba has been selected for numerous scholarships during his career, including the 2011 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, the 2012 Getty Reportage Emerging Talent, and was included in a portfolio review for The New York Times.
Picture: Kuba Kaminski’s personal archive.