Best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise
AWARD DATE: 2012
AWARD NAME: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2012
AWARD RECIPIENT: Fabio Bucciarelli
AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: Freelance for Agence France-Presse
AWARD HONORED WORK: Battle to Death
The images from this portfolio put you “in the moment” and have a palatable sense of urgency. There is a consistency to the images that helps the viewer identify with the subjects and the perils they are encountering. Syria has been one of the deadliest locations for journalists since the beginning of this armed conflict and this photographer embodies the finest values of the Capa Award in this collection of images.
A rebel fighter fires his Kalashnikov while his comrade loads his weapon on the rooftop of house during fighting against Syrian government forces in the Bab el-Adid district in Aleppo.
Syrian men rescue a person who was trapped in the rubble of the Nur al-Shuhada mosque after it was shelled by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on October 17, 2012 in the Shaar district of Aleppo. The battle for the control of Aleppo started at the end of July 2012. The clashes between the Free Syrian Army and Assad's forces cause every month hundreds of victims among the civilian population.
A syrian woman is evacuated after being wounded in shelling by President Bashar al-Assad forces in the Shaar neighborhood of the northen city of Aleppo.
A wounded young syrian sits on the back of a truck after an attack carried out by President Assad's forces on Shaar neighborhood. The truck is being used to carry victims and wounded people to the hospital. According to the United Nations, more than 60,000 people have died in Syria’s 22-month-old civil war.
Syrian civilians escape form the battle broken out between Free Syrian Army and the President Bashar al-Assad forces in the Old City district of Aleppo.
An elderly woman carrying grocery bags crosses a street next to a long black cloth used to separate the area from Syrian government forces' sniper fire, in the Bab el-Adid district in Aleppo. The battle for the control of Aleppo started at the end of July 2012.
Mohamed cries the death of his brother killed by government forces during the clashes in Aleppo.
Syrian rebels observe as a comrade prepares himself to throw a homemade grenade towards an army position in the Al-Amariya district of the northern city of Aleppo.
Smoke billows after shelling by Syrian regime forces in the Shaar neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo.
A Syrian child is carried by volunteer doctors along a street in Shaar district.
The father of a Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighter mourns the death of his son after he has been killed during the clashes broke out in the northern city of Aleppo.
Citation for Excellence:
The Associated Press
Syria’s Civil War