Fabio Bucciarelli, who has covered the civil war in Syria for Agence France-Presse, has won the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award, the Overseas Press Club (OPC) has announced. Bucciarelli won the award for a portfolio of images titled “Battle to Death,” showing Free Syrian Army soldiers battling intensely against government forces in the streets of Aleppo.
In announcing the award, OPC said, “The images from this portfolio put you ‘in the moment’ and have a palatable sense of urgency. There is a consistency to the images that helps the viewer identify with the subjects and the perils they are encountering.”
The award, given annually by the OPC, recognizes photographers who have shown exceptional enterprise and courage while covering world news events.
In other OPC award categories, freelance photographer Samuel James won the Olivier Rebbot Award for best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines and books. James won for “The Water of My Land,” a story about oil production and its consequence in the Niger Delta. The story was published in Harper’s magazine.
Bernat Armangue of The Associated Press won the OPC’s John Faber Award for feature photography. Armangue won for his portfolio of images about the conflict in Gaza.
Oded Balilty, also of The Associated Press, also won a feature photography award for his story about an ultra-orthodox wedding near Tel Aviv.
An awards ceremony will be held tonight in New York City. A complete list of award recipients is available on the OPC Web site.
Mark Peterson has won the first Photographer of the Year award, which honors a photographer in the PDN Photo Annual who has produced an outstanding body that reflects the year in photography. Peterson won the $10,000 prize for his book Political Theatre (published by Steidl). Honored in the Photo Books category of the Photo Annual,... More ›
Venezuela-based photojournalist Meridith Kohut has won the sixth annual $20,000 Getty Images Chris Hondros Fund (CHF) Award for 2017. Non-profit news organization ProPublica has also won the first-ever Domestic Reporting Grant from the Chris Hondros Fund. The CHF award honors the work and celebrates the legacy of photojournalist Chris Hondros, who was killed in April 2011... More ›
The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its annual media awards yesterday. Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking, photographed by Chris Court, won top honors in the Photography category. Eater was also honored with the Visual Storytelling award for its online story “Thrill Ride.” Vince Dixon reported the story and Mariya Pylayevwhich edited the videos. “Thrill... More ›