CITATION YEAR: 2015
CITATION NAME: The John Faber Award
CITATION RECIPIENT: Santi Palacios
CITATION RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The Associated Press
CITATION HONORED WORK: “Coming Ashore”
Series chronicling the migrant crisis in Europe and the influx of them coming ashore in Lesbos, Greece. More than 500,000 people have arrived in the European Union this 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.
A man holds three children wearing thermal blankets after their arrival in bad weather from Turkey on the Greek island of Lesbos , Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.
Migrants disembark from a dinghy on a beach after arriving from the Turkish coast to the village of Skala Sikaminias on Lesbos, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Greece is the main entry point for those fleeing violence at home and seeking a better life in the European Union. More than 500,000 people have arrived so far this year on Greece's eastern islands, paying smugglers to ferry them across from nearby Turkey.
Paramedics and doctors try to revive a young boy after a boat with refugees and migrants sank while crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey to Lesbos. The condition of the child is not known.
An Afghan woman holding her child reacts after arriving from Turkey at Lesbos.
An Afghan boy tries to warm up next to a bonfire at night in Moria village on Lesbos.
Afghan migrants on an overcrowded inflatable boat approach the Greek island of Lesbos in bad weather after crossing the Aegean see from Turkey.
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 Lesbos.
The lifeless body of an elderly unidentified man is seen on the beach after washing up on the shoreline at the village of Skala, on Lesbos, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Authorities recovered more bodies on Lesbos and the Greek island of Samos as thousands continue to cross from the nearby coast of Turkey despite worsening weather.
Refugees and migrants are covered with thermal blankets after their arrival on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the Skala Sykaminias village on Lesbos.