"A Portuguese photographer, Daniel Rodrigues — who only five years ago was unemployed and had to sell his gear to buy food and pay the rent — has been named Ibero-American Photographer of the Year in the fourth POY Latam contest. Santi Palacios of Spain was awarded second place and Andres Kudacki of Argentina took third".....
4 awards at POY Latam
- Photographer of the Year. 2nd prize
- General News Single. 2nd prize
- General News Single. Honorable Mention
- Migration series. 3rd prize
About POY Latam
"El POY Latam fue creado por Loup Langton y Pablo Corral Vega en el año 2011 para celebrar la excelencia en la fotografía documental y artística de Iberoamérica, y se ha convertido en el concurso más grande y uno de los más importantes de la región. El POY Latam no tiene fines de lucro y busca llegar al gran público a través de la organización del concurso, exposiciones, talleres y publicaciones. A diferencia de otros concursos, el juzgamiento es transparente y se transmite en vivo.
El concurso de fotografía documental Pictures of the Year International (POY), fue creado en 1944 por la Escuela de periodismo de la Universidad de Missouri-Columbia, cuyo programa de fotoperiodismo es el más antiguo del mundo y uno de los más respetados. Cada año miles de fotógrafos documentan las noticias, las tendencias políticas y los temas que capturan nuestro interés. POY celebra el trabajo de los periodistas gráficos y editores, y define los estándares mundiales de calidad.
La misión del POY es difundir la mejor fotografía documental y ofrecer un retrato visual de nuestras sociedades que promueva una comprensión de los temas esenciales que enfrenta la humanidad. El POY es usado como una herramienta para la educación. Ofrece seminarios, talleres, organiza exposiciones y publica libros. Su archivo visual de más de 35.000 imágenes contiene las fotos más importantes de las últimas siete décadas.
El POY es un programa del Instituto Donald W. Reynolds de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad de Missouri-Columbia. POY y el Instituto Reynolds comparten la meta de acercar el periodismo a los ciudadanos, y la de mejorar la práctica y comprensión del periodismo.
NuestraMirada.org es la red más grande de fotoperiodistas en Iberoamérica. Tiene más de dos mil novecientos miembros de todos los países de la región. Publica el trabajo de los fotoperiodistas y ofrece un foro para el intercambio de información y conocimiento. Fue fundado en el 2008 con la asistencia del Centro Knight para los Medios Internacionales de la Universidad de Miami."
National Photojournalism Award 2016, Spain.
Enrique Meneses National Award 2016
(Hasta aquí hemos llegao... ;)
Conference and portfolio review at Photon Festival, Valencia.
World Press Photo 2017 exhibition opening in Barcelona.
Participation in the festival and awards ceremony of the World Press Photo 2017 in Amsterdam.
Launch of the 5W Magazine's nº2 in Madrid.
This picture has just been awarded with the National Photojournalism Award 2016 (Spain), by ANIGP-TV.
Original caption: A volunteer holds up a baby as others help migrants and refugees to disembark from a dinghy after their arrival from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Lesbos, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (© Santi Palacios)
Series chronicling the migrant crisis in Europe and the influx of them coming ashore in Lesbos, Greece. More than 500,000 people arrived in the European Union last year, seeking sanctuary or jobs and sparking the EU’s biggest refugee emergency in decades. Tens of thousands of people trying to escape conflict and poverty in places like Syria and Afghanistan have been making their way across Europe this summer and fall, embarking on grueling journeys that typically start with a short boat trip from Turkey to Greece, then continue north and west on foot and by bus and train.
New Coverage: aboard Golfo Azzurro, the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue ship, during migrants rescue mission off the Libyan coast.
15 days, 7 operations, 825 people rescued and landed in safe harbor.
Part of the coverage was commissioned by the Associated Press.
You can check a one day rescue mission edit here.
"Promises Halimo can't keep", one of the 9 stories on refugee mothers we shot last year for Aljazeera Documentary Channel, has won "Best Story" at London's International Filmmakers Festival.
Prododuced by Morada Films
World Press Photo Awards 2017, General News, 2nd prize singles.
A 11-year-old girl from Nigeria, (left), who said her mother died in Libya, cries next to her 10-year-old brother aboard a rescue boat of the Spanish ngo Proactiva Open Arms, after sailing for hours on an overcrowded rubber boat with other refugees and migrants, during a rescue operation on the Mediterranean Sea, about 23 kilometers (14 miles) north of Sabratha, Libya, on Thursday, July 28, 2016. (© Santi Palacios)
Filas interminables de gente aterida, refugios sin electricidad, ni agua, ni letrinas en condiciones. Tan solo hogueras y mantas para combatir las gélidas temperaturas y una precariedad que lo envuelve todo. Las fotografías de Santi Palacios podrían haber sido tomadas en la Europa asolada por la Segunda Guerra Mundial de la década de 1940, pero pertenecen a la Europa de las fronteras cerradas de 2017.
En Serbia hay más de 7.000 personas bloqueadas a raíz del acuerdo entre la Unión Europea y Turquía que entró en vigor en marzo del año pasado, según cálculos de la ONU. "Lo que ahora se llama crisis de refugiados en Europa es probablemente la más mediática de la historia. Foto y vídeoperiodistas bombardeando permanentemente con estas imágenes a los medios, y estos a su vez las reproducen – aunque no tanto como nos gustaría-. Lo que no queda claro es si esto sirve de algo, o si perjudica a corto y medio plazo", dice el fotoperiodista, que lleva años documentando las rutas de refugiados.
"Breath rising in a plume above him, Bashir, 8, darted among the sleeping bodies on the floor of the abandoned Belgrade warehouse. In a corner lay a wet, grey blanket, edged with sleet.
“This is where I sleep,” the Afghan child said, pointing at the ground. “It’s very cold.”
The building has no windows, doors or beds. While the roof offers some protection from the heavy snow, it feels as cold inside as outside. Last week, temperatures dropped to -15C in what locals describe as the worst winter for 70 years. Fires lit by the freezing migrants fill the air with acrid black smoke, reverberating with the sound of hacking coughs.
“I don’t like sleeping here,” said Bashir, his tiny blue puffa jacket buttoned up.…"
New York, (USA), Brooklyn Bridge Park, PHOTOVILLE - New York City’s premier photo destination. "Coming Ashore". Solo
This series chronicles the refugee crisis in Europe and the influx of refugees coming ashore in Lesbos, Greece. More than 500,000 people arrived in the European Union last year, seeking sanctuary or jobs, and sparking the EU’s biggest refugee emergency in decades. Tens of thousands of people trying to escape conflict and poverty in places like Syria and Afghanistan have been making their way across Europe this summer and fall, embarking on grueling journeys that typically start with a short boat trip from Turkey to Greece, then continue north and west on foot and by bus and train.
One of the 3 finalists on the "image" category at Gabriel Garcia Márquez International Journalism Award
Work: Refugiados en Grecia
Commissioned by: Associated Press
To see the pictures click here
Vitoria, (Spain), Outdoor photography exhibition. Jornadas de Periodismo a Pie de Calle de Vitoria, "European Dream". Solo
The Balkan Refugee Route
August. 30, 2016 - September 30, 2016.
Jury's Choice Prize of THE FENCE, NY, (2016), Winner.
Work: Coming Ashore
General News Stories, Award of Excellence
Work: Coming Ashore
Istanbul Photo Award 2016
Work: Coming Ashore
Story News - 1st Prize
Pictures of the Year International Awards 2016
News Picture Story, Award of Excellence.
Work: Coming Ashore
The Year in Pictures - 2015 - by The New York Times
A couple hug each other after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coasts to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (Santi Palacios/Associated Press)
The 20 Photographs of the Year - 2015 - by The Guardian
A couple hug each other after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coasts to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. The International Organization for Migration says a record number of people have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year, now topping a half a million, with some 388,000 entering via Greece.(© Santi Palacios)
The Year in Photos - 2015 - by The Wall Street Journal
An Afghan boy tries to warm up himself next to a makeshift fire outside a registration center for refugees in Moria village, on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. European leaders pressed ahead with efforts to discourage people from heading to Europe to find work and kept seeking ways to send back home thousands who, according to them, don't qualify for asylum. (© Santi Palacios)
The Year in Pictures - 2015 - BBC News
A volunteer holds up a baby as others help migrants and refugees to disembark from a dinghy after their arrival from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Lesbos, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. About 5,000 migrants reaching Europe each day over the so-called Balkan migrant route. The refugee crisis is stoking tensions among the countries on the so-called Balkan migrant corridor, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. (© Santi Palacios)
A man kisses his child on a beach after crossing the Aegean sea in a dinghy with other refugees and migrants from Turkey to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Santi Palacios/Associated Press)
Volunteers help refugees to approach the coast after engine problems on their dinghy in the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (Santi Palacios/Associated Press)
"t was a make-or-break moment in a journey across a continent. In the last few hours, he'd cased the border, planning how they would make their dash through the fields from Serbia into Hungary. His mind was racing. Had he missed anything?
His vision drifted up to the late afternoon sky, crisscrossed by the white streams of passenger jets. He watched one plane go by, then another, then another. Full of normal passengers on normal voyages. He thought of the life he was certain he would reach, in Germany.
"One day soon, I'll travel by planes like those," he mused.
The dream of normalcy after a life destroyed by Syria's civil war had sustained the 26-year-old throughout his journey. Across the Aegean Sea where others like him had drowned. Through miles of walking under hot sun. Through rain and muddy fields, crowded train stations and long bus rides, lack of sleep, confusion, impatience, exhaustion, fear and anger — the constant barrage of every emotion, except one. Never despair, never a moment of despair or surrender.
Mohammed's voyage was part of an historic movement of humanity as more than 600,000 migrants this year have crossed land and sea, seeking sanctuary in Europe. Countries there have been struggling to cope with the biggest wave of migration since World War II. Their shifting policies and the ensuing chaos have forced migrants to find new routes to northern Europe, where even the richest nations are now signaling they want to deter what they view as an unwanted overflow of migration"..........
The migrants arrive by the hundreds on the beaches of the Greek island of Lesbos. And in their eagerness to move on, they leave behind belongings they carried on their backs.
The people fleeing war and poverty, mostly from Syria but also from Afghanistan, Iraq or Pakistan, turn up from the Turkish coasts after crossing rough seas on precarious rubber dinghies. This northeastern Greek island has become one the main entry points to Europe for refugees this year. More than 1,000 people arrive every day to the beaches on the north of the island, by now a dramatic routine.
The beach arrivals always chaotic, especially in bad weather. Children and adults jump off the dinghies as they approach the shore, desperate to reach land as soon as possible. On their backs, they carry the few personal belongings they managed to take on the journey. Some of them end up on the beach.