1916-2016 – Questa notte si è svolta la 100esima edizione, con relativa consegna, dei premi Pulitzer. Il New York Times, composto da Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks e Daniel Etter, e la Thomson Reuters condividono il Premio Pulitzer Breaking News Photography per la copertura della crisi dei rifugiati in Europa.
Il team del NYT, ha deciso di seguire i migranti verso l’Europa: i quattro fotoreporter non hanno viaggiato soli ma in compagnia della famiglia Majid, che li ha accolti e gli ha permesso di seguirli da vicino in questa sfida che li ha visti attraversare nazioni e confini, dalla Grecia alla Svezia prendendo auto, treni e battelli e macinando km a piedi. Lo staff Thomson Reuters, che ha coperto la situazione a Cipro, è stato maggiormente rappresentato da Yannis Behrakis che ha contribuito con 8 delle 17 immagini vincitrici.
Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times.
“For photographs that captured the resolve of refugees, the perils of their journeys and the struggle of host countries to take them in”
Desperate refugees board the train toward Zagreb at Tovarnik station on the border with Serbia / Sergey Ponomarev, The New York Times – September 18, 2015
Ahmad Majid, in blue T-shirt at center, sleeps on a bus floor with his children, his brother Farid Majid, in green sweater at right, and other members of their family and dozens of other refugees, after leaving Budapest on the way to Vienna / Mauricio Lima, The New York Times – September 5, 2015
Members of the Majid family sleep with their children in their arms in a wheat field as they wait to cross the barbed wire fence at Horgos, Serbia, into Hungary / Mauricio Lima, The New York Times – August 31, 2015
Migrants arrive by rubber raft on a jagged shoreline of the Greek island of Lesbos / Tyler Hicks, The New York Times – October 1, 2015
Laith Majid, an Iraqi, broke out in tears, holding his son and daughter after they arrived safely in Kos, Greece, on a flimsy rubber boat / Daniel Etter, The New York Times – August 15, 2015
Photography Staff of Thomson Reuters.
“For gripping photographs, each with its own voice, that follow migrant refugees hundreds of miles across uncertain boundaries to unknown destinations”
A overcrowded inflatable boat with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos / Yannis Behrakis, Thomson Reuters – August 11, 2015
A Syrian refugee holds onto his children as he struggles to walk off a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos / Yannis Behrakis, Thomson Reuters – September 24, 2015
Syrian migrants cross under a fence as they enter Hungary at the border with Serbia / Bernadett Szabo, Thomson Reuters – August 27, 2015
A Macedonian police officer raises his baton towards migrants to stop them from entering into Macedonia at Greece’s border near the village of Idomeni / Alexandros Avramidis, Thomson Reuters – August 22, 2015
Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece’s border with Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni / Yannis Behrakis, Thomson Reuters – September 10, 2015