The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2015

Bassam Khabieh

Bassam Khabieh



Best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise

AWARD YEAR: 2015

AWARD NAME: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award

AWARD RECIPIENT: Bassam Khabieh

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: Reuters

AWARD HONORED WORK: “Field Hospital Damascus”

Bassam Khabieh’s images put into perspective the tremendous danger and difficulty of being a photojournalist in current-day Syria, and they shine a spotlight on the exodus from the region. Further setting this entry apart from the others was the courage and enterprise required not only to cover but live day in and day out in one of the most hostile and unpredictable environments on the planet.
 


The body of a dead man is seen next to blood stains at a field hospital, after what activists said were air and missile strikes, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria.

Medics treat injured people inside a field hospital after what activists said were air and missile strikes in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus.

Medics treat an injured man inside a field hospital after what activists said were air and missile strikes in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus.

A medic treats an injured girl inside a field hospital after what activists said were air and missile strikes.

A medic tests patients' blood inside a field hospital.

Doctors treat an injured civilian in a field hospital after what activists said was shelling by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

An injured child holds coins in his hand as he lies on a bed inside a field hospital, after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

A man, injured in what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, lies in a field hospital.

A damaged intravenous apparatus is pictured outside a damaged newborn nursery after what activists said were air and missile strikes in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus.

Men look at an X-ray inside a field hospital.

The body of a dead man is seen lying on the floor inside a field hospital.

An injured boy undergoing surgery, after he was injured in what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, rests inside a field hospital.

 
Citation Recipient: Jerome Delay
Affiliation: The Associated Press
Honored Work: “Burundi Unrest”
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