Gold 2019 People / Culture

Very Bright Summit

  • Prize
    Gold in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Arkadiusz Kubisiak
  • Technical Info
    Photographs Taken With Digital Camera ,
  • Photo Date
    2014 - 2016

Jasna Góra, Czestochowa, Poland, The Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland was founded in 1382. It’s the most important place of worship of Virgin Mary in the world. Nowadays, nearly 4 millions of pilgrims come from 74 countries across the world.  Since the start, walking pilgrimages were the most popular once. It is also a tradition that people of the same occupation, pilgrimage together. The Monastery’s biggest treasure is the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary, which origin is shrouded in mystery. The whole Monastery stands on a hill, called the Bright Mount.

Arkadiusz Kubisiak is independent documentary and portrait photographer. He studied photography at European Academy of Photography in Warsaw. He participated in numerous workshops, e.g. Transmission pour l’Image in Perpignan, France. His work won several awards, e.g. Grand Press Photo, National Geographic Poland Photography Competition, SIPA Competition, Tokyo International Foto Award, BZ WBK Press Foto, International Photography Award and was shown, among others at The Art of Photography Show in The USA, NEY Gallery in Warsaw, Masovian Center of Contemporary Art, Poland,