"The best and probably the most abstract tool for any photographer is access, and Santi Palacios agrees. The Spanish photojournalist, whose portfolio brims with moments of fear, recalls a brisk Tuesday, with the waves of the central Mediterranean Sea thrashing. Palacios was documenting a rescue mission in the conflict-heavy SAR Zone off the coast of Libya. Over the waves, he saw a flash of bright orange — huddled people wearing fluorescent life jackets in a tiny dinghy, desperately making their way to Spain. Palacios raised his camera and clicked, resulting in a shot of the human chain of bright orange and dark heads peeking over the angry waves."