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My name is Mike Zielinski (05.03.1989) and I’m a Polish freelance photojournalist based in Cracow, Poland. I focus on social issues in the Middle East, post-Soviet states and Poland. Over the past years, I’ve covered conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Ukraine and Palestine.

I’m a member of Frontline Freelance Register.

I believe in old school journalism. When possible, I aim to give voice to both sides of conflict, leaving my audience the ability to draw conclusions of their own. We live in a complex world where nothing is black and white, rather grey and unclear. Only with patience and the capacity to listen – even to those with whom you disagree – will you get the full picture. That’s my professional and personal philosophy.

All of my pictures are non-edited in graphic software and meet international standards of photojournalism.