The John Faber Award 2012

Bernat Armangue

Bernat Armangue

AWARD DATE: 2012

AWARD NAME: The John Faber Award 2012

AWARD RECIPIENT: Bernat Armangue

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: Associated Press

AWARD HONORED WORK: Conflict in Gaza

A quiet yet devastating portfolio of images that spans the full range of human emotions. The work draws you into the people and the events captured in the frame. There is a sharp point to the visual story-telling and the work demands that you stop and consider the individuals affected.


As bombs fall, smoke rises above the Gaza City skyline. Photo: Bernat Armangue

Through Bernat Armangue’s lens, the three weeks of clashes that killed 1,400 Palestinians last November come to life with vivid intensity. Photo: Bernat Armangue

A Palestinian cries and holds onto the body of a dead relative as his friends carry the corpse inside the morgue in Gaza City. Photo: Bernat Armangue

The escalation of violence between Israel and the Hamas military wing amounted to a record number of airstrikes and ground attacks in Gaza City. Devastation reached the city’s hospitals, morgues and funerals. Photo: Bernat Armangue

Armangue photographed these women mourning for Salem Paul Sweliem, a 52-year-old Greek Orthodox Christian who was killed during an Israeli airstrike on a Hamas target in a nearby high-rise. Photo: Bernat Armangue

Armangue continued to document the conflict until a cease-fire on November 21. Photo: Bernat Armangue

Photo: Bernat Armangue

Photo: Bernat Armangue

Photo: Bernat Armangue

Photo: Bernat Armangue

Photo: Bernat Armangue