TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Political

Women Protesting I​n Poland Over Abortion Ban

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Political, Silver in People/Portrait, 1st Place winner in Editorial
  • Photographer
    Bartosz Mateńko
  • Agency / Studio
    Redux Picture
  • Technical Info
    Nikon Z6
  • Photo Date

Women's strike Portraits of participants in the protest against the abortion ban in Szczecin, Poland, Oct. 26-30, 2020. Angered women and their supporters block rush-hour traffic in many cities of Poland. Nationwide protests against recent court ruling that tightened further Poland's restrictive abortion law. The court effectively banned almost all abortions. The symbol of the fight was the sign of red lightning visible on the faces and masks of the participants.