The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2008

Shaul Schwarz witnessed extraordinary and violent scenes during his coverage for Newsweek of the outbreak of violence in Kenya following the presidential election of December 2007. Two months of bloodshed left over 1,000 people dead and up to a half million displaced in an African country that had previously been considered politically stable. His brilliantly composed and impactful photographs show remarkable poise and focus in making a memorable sequence of images under chaos and pressure. In the spirit of Robert Capa, Schwarz continues the legacy that demonstrates the courage required to make important news photographs from the world’s most volatile locales.