04 The Olivier Rebbot Award

Best photographic reporting from abroad in any medium

AWARD DATE: 2017

AWARD NAME: 04 The Olivier Rebbot Award

AWARD RECIPIENT: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: Reuters

AWARD HONORED WORK: “Venezuela Marred by Violence “

AWARD SPONSOR: The Coca-Cola Company

Covering one of the biggest stories of the year, the photojournalists endured clouds of tear gas, petrol bombs, water cannons and live ammunition while attempting to portray the volatile economic and political turmoil in Venezuela. The images show unprecedented scenes of a once prosperous nation unraveling into chaos. The entry, condensed to twelve dizzying images, showcased one of the most visually hostile stories of the year. The potent and strikingly violent images invoked an auditory response from the jury as they rolled across the screen.

 


Surrounded in a cloud of tear gas, an activist hurls a tear gas canister back towards security forces who were clashing with demonstrators marching against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, April 19, 2017. The opposition said Maduro has morphed into a dictator and accused his government of using armed civilians to spread violence and fear. Photos: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

Demonstrators rallying against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro prepare petrol bombs, or Molotov cocktails, while clashing with security forces in Caracas, Venezuela on May 27, 2017. Photos: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

Activists protesting against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro use a giant slingshot to fire rocks while clashing with security forces in Caracas, Venezuela on May 20, 2017. Photos: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

Demonstrators rallying against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro set fire to an armored vehicle with petrol bombs, or Molotov cocktails, while clashing with security forces in Caracas, Venezuela on May 1, 2017. Photos: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

Demonstrators rallying against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attack a female member of the Bolivarian National Police, Venezuela's national police, in Caracas, Venezuela on April 4, 2017. The policewoman survived the attacked but was left injured. Photos: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

Opposition lawmakers Luis Stefanelli (L) and Leonardo Regnault take cover in front of a wooden door after a group of government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly and attacked it's members during a session in Caracas, Venezuela on July 5, 2017. Stefanelli raised his hands in surrender as Regnault's cloths were left spattered in blood as he stood in state of shock after pleading with the attackers to stop the beating. The men were later evacuated by ambulance. Photos: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

Men look for salvageable goods in a looted supermarket amid violent protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by opponents angered by the country's collapsing economy and those accusing him of seeking to create a dictatorship in Caracas, Venezuela on April 21, 2017. Photos: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

A student wearing a backpack leaps into the air to avoid a water cannon used by the national guard to disperse activists protesting against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 26, 2017. Photos: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

Activists protesting against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro use makeshift shields to guard against security forces dispersing them with a water cannon in Caracas, Venezuela, May 18, 2017. Photos: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

AParamedics try to help a demonstrator who was fatally injured during riots at a rally against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela on June 7, 2017. The government said Neomar Lander died when a homemade mortar exploded in his hands while hundreds of youths faced off with National Guard troops in the Venezuelan capital. Opposition lawmakers, however, said he was killed by a tear gas canister fired straight at him. Photos: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

Members of the national guard fire tear gas canisters while clashing with demonstrators rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela on July 28, 2017. Venezuelans took to the streets to demand Maduro respect the opposition-led Congress and resolve chronic food and medicine shortages that have fueled malnutrition and health problems. Photos: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

A protestor raises the Venezuelan national flag while standing in front of a fire burning near the entrance of the Supreme Court during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela on June 12, 2017. Protesters angry at the pro-government Supreme Court's ruling attacked a branch of the court with petrol bombs and looted a nearby bank. Photos: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

Citation Recipient: Mohammad Ponir Hossain, Danish Siddiqui, Hannah McKay, Damir Sagolj and Cathal McNaughton
Affiliation: Reuters
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