The John Faber Award 2014

Best photographic reporting from abroad in newspapers or news services


AWARD NAME: The John Faber Award 2014

RECIPIENT: Bulent Kilic

AFFILIATION: Agence France Presse

HONORED WORK: “Euromaidan Revolution in Kiev”

Bulent Kilic brings viewers right into Ukraine’s revolution, capturing the chaos of the moment. His work is inspired visual reporting under difficult conditions. Each image can stand alone, and together they form a strong narrative.

Protesters burn as a barricade catches fire during clashes with police on February 20, 2014 in Kiev. Anti-government protests in Ukraine's capital turned violent in February over President Viktor Yanukovych's failure to sign a deal for closer ties with the EU turned and at  least 82 people were killed over the following days, including 13 policemen; more than 1,100 people were injured.

An alleged sniper (C) and member of the pro-government forces is beaten by anti-government protesters in Kiev on February 22, 2014.

An anti-government demonstrator throws a burning tire as he builds a barricade on February 21, 2014 at the Independent square in Kiev.

An anti-government protester with a bat guards the entrance of Independence square in Kiev on February 23, 2014.

Protesters deploy behind burning barricades during clashes against police on February 20, 2014, at Independence Square in Kiev. Hundreds of armed protesters charged police barricades despite a truce called just hours earlier by the country's embattled president.

Paramedics perform CPR on an anti-government protester, who would die shortly afterwards, during clashes with riot police in central Kiev on February 20, 2014. At least 25 protesters were killed on February 20 in fresh clashes between thousands of demonstrators and heavily-armed riot police in the heart of Kiev.

A scarecrow by anti-government protesters guards a barricade on February 21, 2014 in Kiev. Armed protesters stormed police barricades in Kiev on in renewed violence that killed at least 26 people and shattered an hours-old truce as EU envoys held crisis talks with Ukraine's embattled president.

People carry the coffin of a man who was killed during recent clashes with police, as they gather at Independence Square on February 22, 2014.

Anti-government protesters stand guard in front of the parliament building in Kiev on February 22, 2014. Ukraine's parliament on February 22 voted to hold early presidential elections on May 25, passing a resolution stating that Viktor Yanukovych had failed to properly fulfilled his duties as president.

A protester holds an Ukranian national flag at a burnt-out building during clashes with police on February 20, 2014 in Kiev.

Protesters light petrol bombs as they stand behind barricades during clashes with police on February 20, 2014 in Kiev.

Protesters rush a burning barricade during clashes with police on February 20, 2014 in Kiev.


Citation for Excellence:

Oliver Weiken
European Pressphoto Agency
“War Between Israel and Hamas”