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YANNIS BEHRAKIS (REUTERS) WINS PULITZER PRIZE
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GIANNIS BEHRAKIS, ALKIS KONSTANTINIDES & ALEXANDROS AVRAMIDES (REUTERS TEAM)

WIN PULITZER PRIZE 2016

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 VIA: http://www.reuters.com/

Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece’s border with Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015.
REUTERS/YANNIS BEHRAKIS
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MIGRANTS AT SEA

 

The Reuters photo coverage of Middle Eastern migrants arriving in Europe was led from Greece by Yannis Behrakis, chief photographer for Greece and Cyprus and the Guardian newspaper’s 2015 Agency Photographer of the Year.

The team captured a series of images of migrants crowded on flimsy sea craft and their first moments upon reaching Europe.

“We showed the world what was going on, and the world cared. It showed that humanity is still alive,” Behrakis said. “We made for these unfortunate people’s voice to be heard. Now with a Pulitzer, we feel that our work has been professionally recognized.”

Some images showed families rushing ashore, flailing away in the water or collapsing on the beach. Others juxtaposed the rafters at sea with a cruise ship or a leaping dolphin or the setting sun.

 

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, August 11, 2015.
REUTERS/YANNIS BEHRAKIS
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The Reuters photo staff was named as co-winner for breaking news photography along with Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times, also for their images of the migrant crisis.

It was the third Pulitzer for Reuters, a unit of Thomson Reuters, having won for international reporting in 2014 and for breaking news photography in 2008.

The Tampa Bay Times and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune shared the 2016 prize for investigative reporting. The two Florida newspapers won for collaborative reporting on violence and neglect in the state’s mental hospitals.

 

A Syrian refugee holds onto his children as he struggles to walk off a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Lesbos September 24, 2015.
REUTERS/YANNIS BEHRAKIS
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The Tampa Bay Times took a second Pulitzer, with three of its reporters being honored for showing the consequences of a school board turning some county schools in to “failure factories.”

The prize for national reporting went to the staff of the Washington Post for developing a database on fatal police shootings and those likely to fall victim.

Alissa J. Rubin of The New York Times won in the international reporting category for her stories on the inhumane treatment of Afghan women.

The Boston Globe’s prizes were in the feature photography and commentary categories, while The New Yorker took prizes for criticism and feature writing.

 

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta, Frank McGurty and Daniel Wallis; Editing by Howard Goller)

Text, Captions and photos via: http://www.reuters.com/

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