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Starring: Smerch

The Smerch (Russian for "tornado") is a Soviet heavy multiple rocket launcher. In Ukraine, especially in the east, on the front lines or in newly liberated villages, you will find ample evidence that the Smerch is still doing its terrifying service.

Awards

Color Photography Contest

2023

Honorable Mention

Photojournalism

Professional

Starring: Smerch

The Smerch (Russian for "tornado") is a Soviet heavy multiple rocket launcher. In Ukraine, especially in the east, on the front lines or in newly liberated villages, you will find ample evidence that the Smerch is still doing its terrifying service.

About Artist

Lenka Klicperová

Czech journalist and photographer. She obtained a master's degree at the University of Hradec Králové, immediately after that she started working as a journalist, from 2004 to 2018 she was the editor-in-chief of the magazine about traveling Lidé a Země. Since 2018 she has been working as a freelance reporter and photographer focused on war zones. Since 2014, she has focused on the issue of war with the ISIS in Iraq and Syria. She is the co-author of several documentaries (Tears of the Congo, Latim - Circumcised, Iraqi, Women in the Land of Taliban, Unbroken) and a number of television reports. She has won a number of prizes and nominations in the Czech Press Photo competition - both for photography and video. In 2020 she was included in the prestigious Women Photograph database, she was shortlisted in International Women In Photo Association Award (2020 and 2022). She won Solo exhibition (All About Photo) for November 2021 with her work from Nagorno-Karabakh and shortlisted in All about Photo Women and Lens Culture Black&White Photography Award. She has been selected as Photojournalist of the Year 2021 and People Photographer of the Year 2022 (Annual Photography Awards). Finalist of International Women in Photo Association 2021. She is the co-author of nine books about Africa, about war in the Middle East and Nagorno Karabakh.

Lenka Klicperová

Photographic Areas of Focus

People, Photojournalism

Location

Czechia

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