03 The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2019

Best photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise published in any medium.

Sponsor: Getty Images

Award Recipient: Dieu Nalio Chery

Affiliation: The Associated Press

Honored Work: “Haiti: Nation on the Brink”


Fuel shortages, rising prices and allegations of government corruption have fueled protests in the impoverished nation of Haiti. Protesters are angry about skyrocketing inflation and the government's failure to prosecute embezzlement from a multi-billion Venezuelan program that sent discounted oil to Haiti. Much of the financial support to help Haiti rebuild after the 2010 earthquake comes from Venezuela's Petro Caribe fund, a 2005 pact that gives suppliers below-market financing for oil and is under the control of the central government. Demonstrators run away from police shooting in their direction, as a car burns during a protest demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Protesters were angry about skyrocketing inflation and the government's failure to prosecute embezzlement from a multi-billion Venezuelan program that sent discounted oil to Haiti. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery


A demonstrator seeks help for a woman who was shot during clashes with national police officers while demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery

A police officer points his gun at residents of Delmas 95 district during a protest demanding the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. At least four people were shot and wounded during a small protest in Haiti's capital after a speech by embattled President Moise. A local journalist, a police officer and two protesters were rushed away with apparent bullet wounds. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery


A protester yells anti-government slogans in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 9, 2019. Protesters denouncing corruption paralyzed much of the capital as they demanded the removal of President Jovenel Moise. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery

Demonstrators drag the body of a fellow protester toward police, as a form of protest, after police shot into the crowd in which he died during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise near the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery

Looters run away from a store as national police arrive during a protest demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery

Opposition Senator Ralph Fethiere fires his gun outside Parliament as he arrives for a ceremony to ratify Fritz William Michel's nomination as prime minister in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Opposition members confronted ruling-party senators, and Fethiere pulled a pistol when protesters rushed at him and members of his entourage. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery

Gang members stand guard and hold guns six months after a massacre in the La Saline slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, may 31, 2019. "Gangs are multiplying because the government is weak," said Paul Eronce Villard, Haiti's general prosecutor, who estimates there are more than 50 gangs now operating in the country. "It's a real challenge for police." Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery

A street vendor hides during clashes between protesters and national police officers demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery

A moto-taxi driver takes two women past a burning barricade set up by people protesting fuel shortages in Petion-ville, Haiti, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery

A demonstrator sits on the coffin containing the body of a protester who was killed during previous protests in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, March 4, 2019. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery


A relative of Rigueur Pierre Richard, who was killed in a drive-by shooting two blocks from the national palace, is overcome with grief, during a protest against fuel shortages and demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. According to witnesses, two other people were injured in the attack. Haiti remains at a standstill with no public transportation available and banks, government offices, and schools closed amid street protests due to an ongoing fuel crisis. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery

Citation for Excellence: Nariman el Mofty
Affiliation: The Associated Press
Honored Work: “Disembarking in Hell”

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