Reuters Award Winning Photography in 2015

20 May 2015

Reuters photojournalists consistently produce captivating and inspiring images from around the world and a number of photographs have already been recognized by the industry in 2015, winning awards that cover a wide range of genres from current affairs to sport to portraiture.

Photographer Rodi Said won the Award of Excellence for General News at the Pictures of the Year International Competition (PoYi) for a poignant photograph of a displaced family from the Iraqi ethnic and religious minority Yazidi fleeing Islamic State forces in Ninawa, Iraq (August 11, 2014).

File photo of displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walking towards the Syrian border

For his striking portrait of a woman preparing for her wedding in the district of Djicoroni, Bamako (April 24, 2014) Juan Medina was awarded 3rd Place in the Portrait and Personality category at the Atlanta Photojournalism Awards.

A woman shares a light moment with her family and friends before her wedding in the district of Djicoroni

Siegfried Modola, who is based in Africa, was awarded a Special Prize by Jury in the Days Japan awards and a Gold Medal in the Science, Tech & Culture Stories category at the China International Photo Prize for his powerful series of images on the custom of female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation, in the Pokot tribe in Marigat, Kenya (October 16, 2014).

A Pokot girl cries after being circumcised in a village about 80 kilometres from the town of Marigat in Baringo County

In the sporting genre, British photographer Phil Noble won numerous awards including Photographer of the Season from the Barclays Premier League for his photograph of Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard covering his eyes from the sun during the English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park in Liverpool (November 3, 2013).

Everton goalkeeper Howard shields his eyes from the sun during their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park in Liverpool

Canadian photographer Mark Blinch, equally won a bushel of awards at the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) annual convention. He took first place in the sports action category for his astonishing image of Germany’s goalie Jennifer Harss as he regretfully watches the puck enter the net on a goal by Sweden’s Johanna Olofsson during the third period of their women’s preliminary round hockey game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games (February 11, 2014).

Germany's goalie Harss watches the puck enter the net on a goal by Sweden's Olofsson during the third period of their women's preliminary round hockey game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

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