The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2004

Best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise

Gilbertson was the most consistent visual recorder of the Iraq conflict this year. Spending more continuous time there than almost any other photographer, his images rise above the rest. Each picture stands alone aesthetically and, collectively, they portray the relentless tension and pressure the American troops were under in Fallujah. He sought out the best embeds and used those opportunities to make a memorable record of the American troops in action.

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