My name is Mike Zielinski (05.03.1989) and I’m a Polish freelance photojournalist based in Cracow, Poland. I focus on military subjects and social issues in the Middle East and post-Soviet states. Over the past years, I’ve covered conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Ukraine and Palestine. Additionally, I photograph soldiers during military exercises and detachments.
I’m a member of Polish Journalists Association, International Federation of Journalists and 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. Currently, I work only on Fujifilm X mirrorless cameras.