05 The Feature Photography Award

Best feature photography published in any medium on an international theme

AWARD DATE: 2017

AWARD NAME: 05 The Feature Photography Award

AWARD RECIPIENT: Kevin Frayer

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: Getty Images

AWARD HONORED WORK: “The Harrowing Exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh”

AWARD SPONSOR: Cyma Rubin—Business of Entertainment

One of the most comprehensive picture packages of the year, Kevin Frayer’s images documented the Rohingyas’ grueling and deadly exodus from Myanmar. Frayer’s images struck the jury with their haunting beauty, sophistication and breadth. Amid the chaos, his images managed to convey a strong warmth and sympathy for his subjects and their struggle.
 
 


A Rohingya refugee woman is helped from a boat as she arrives exhausted on the Bangladesh side of the Naf River at Shah Porir Dwip after fleeing her village in Myanmar, on October 1, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Rohingya refugees carry their belongings as they walk on the Bangladesh side of the Naf River after fleeing Myanmar, on October 2, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kevin Frayer

A Rohingya refugee boy desperate for aid cries as he climbs on a truck distributing aid for a local NGO near the Balukali refugee camp on September 20, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kevin Frayer

Rohingya Muslim refugees crowd a canal as they flee over the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh at the Naf River on November 1, 2017 near Anjuman Para in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kevin Frayer

A Rohingya refugee woman is carried by relatives near the border on the Bangladesh side of the Naf River after fleeing Myanmar, on October 2, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kevin Frayer

Rohingya Muslim refugees waiting to proceed to camps after crossing the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh crowd on an earthen berm close to the Naf River on November 2, 2017 near Anjuman Para in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kevin Frayer

Rohingya refugees desperate for aid crowd as food is distributed by a local NGO near the Balukali refugee camp on September 20, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kevin Frayer

Rohingya refugees Minara Hassan and her husband Ekramul lay exhausted on the ground on Bangladesh side of the Naf River after fleeing their home in Maungdaw, Myanmar, on October 2, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kevin Frayer

Malnourished and suffering from diarrhea, two Rohingya refugee children cry on the floor of a makeshift shelter at the Balukali refugee camp on September 27, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kevin Frayer

A Rohingya refugee girl wears a plastic bag as she walks in the monsoon rains at the Palongkali refugee camp on September 19, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kevin Frayer

A woman carries the body of a Rohingya refugee boy as others are seen wrapped in white sheets prior to burial after they died when their boat capsized while fleeing Myanmar on September 29, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kevin Frayer

Rohingya Muslim refugees stand as they pray at the site of a new mosque being built on October 22, 2017 at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kevin Frayer

 
 

Citation Recipient: Meridith Kohut
Affiliation: The New York Times
Honored Work: “As Venezuela Collapses, Children are Dying of Hunger”

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