May 21, 2022

Event Coverage Highlight

Photos and Video From the 83rd OPC Awards

The 83rd OPC Awards featured speeches and stories from recipients receiving this year’s 22 awards for exceptional international journalism. Explore the page below to see photos and videos from the celebration. Click here to read our recap.

 

OPC Annual Awards Playlist
Click the window above to explore a playlist of video clips or watch the entire program.

 

Keynote Speech by Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Garcia-Navarro delivers the keynote address at the Annual Awards Dinner.

The OPC President’s Award

Simon Lee made acceptance remarks on behalf of this year’s recipients, Jimmy Lai and the entire staff of Apple Daily.

 
Scroll left and right using the white arrows to see photos from the evening’s festivities.
 


The 83rd OPC Annual Awards on April 21 honored recipients in 22 categories to celebrate the past year's best in international journalism. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: OPC Vice President Scott Kraft, OPC Governor Peter Spiegel and OPC President Paula Dwyer. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Rana Ayyub, left, and Lauren Frayer. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Dan Balilty, center. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: Júlia Ledur of The Washington Post (taking the photo), with colleagues Alexa Ard, Max Bearak behind the table, Dylan Moriarty (behind, right) and Olivier Laurent. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Left to Right: Mark Clifford, Diane Brady, Gordon Crovitz, Simon Lee, Minky Worden, Corita Wong and Craig Forman. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: Gordon Crovitz, Simon Lee, Minky Worden, Brad Hamm, OPC Executive Director Patricia Kranz, OPC President Paula Dwyer, Leslie Cunningham and Mark Clifford. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: OPC Past President Michael Serrill, OPC Past President William J. Holstein, Minky Worden and Ian Williams. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Zenon Chernyk, left, with Areta Podhorodecki. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: Rula Jebreal, Rana Ayyub and Azmat Khan. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Great Hall at Cipriani 25 Broadway starts to fill with guests before the Annual Awards Dinner program begins. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Sitting at the New York Times table: Kiana Hayeri, seated on left, with Michael Slackman in the center, chatting with colleagues. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Guests at the 83rd Annual Awards Dinner chat a few moments before the program. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

OPC Governor John Avlon of CNN served as the evening's host. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

OPC President Paula Dwyer lights the Candle of Remembrance, this year dedicated to journalists from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia who resisted and defied the withdrawal of press freedoms in their regions, at great risk to their lives. Specifically named in the ceremony was Yuliya Slutskaya, a longtime Belarussian journalist and a fierce advocate of an independent media. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Lulu Garcia-Navarro, who joined The New York Times last October to anchor a new podcast for the opinion desk, delivers the keynote address at the Annual Awards Dinner. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: Neil Munshi, OPC Executive Director Patricia Kranz and Gary Silverman. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Guests including Robert Friedman, former head judge, center right in the black mask, watching the awards presentation. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: OPC Past President Deidre Depke, Vera Naughton, OPC Executive Director Patricia Kranz and Ciro Scotti. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Former OPC Governor Rod Nordland and colleagues watching the program from the New York Times table. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

John Daniszewski, left, looking on with other guests during the awards presentation. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The host for the evening, John Avlon, center right, mingling with Matthew Chance, far right, and other colleagues during a break in the awards program. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

OPC President Paula Dwyer, left, and OPC Governor Marjorie Miller. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Olivier Laurent, left, and Brenda Medina. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Guests at the Annual Awards Dinner enjoying socializing after the long pandemic isolation. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

 
Scroll left and right to see photos of winners accepting certificates below, and click on each image to watch the presentation and acceptance speech from winners of each award. Photos are by Jennifer Altman, and videos were produced by Michael Smith.

 


The OPC President's Award for 2022 went to Jimmy Lai and the entire staff of Apple Daily in recognition of their unflagging commitment to free-press principles and of their bravery and fortitude in the face of the Hong Kong government's harassment, staff arrests, and forced shutdown. Accepting the award were three former Apple Daily staff - Corita Wong, Tom Ho and Simon Lee – and two Next Digital board members, Mark Clifford and Gordon Crovitz. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Hal Boyle Award | New York Times Staff. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Bob Considine Award | Neil Munshi. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award | Vivek Prakash, Asia news editor for Getty, accepting the award on behalf of the winner, who asked to remain anonymous. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Olivier Rebbot Award | Pierce Wright of Getty Images accepting on behalf of Fatima Shbair. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Feature Photography Award | Dan Balilty. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman
The Lowell Thomas Award | Nishant Dahiya, Didrik Schanche, Sushmita Pathak and Lauren Frayer. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The David Kaplan Award | Zahra Ullah and Matthew Chance Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Edward R. Murrow Award | Ahmed Baidar and Amel Guettatfi, on right, with colleagues from VICE News. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Peter Jennings Award | Jane Ferguson, accepting for herself and colleagues Sara Just, Morgan Till, Emily Kassie and Zach Fannin. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Ed Cunningham Award | Anand Gopal. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Best Cartoon Award | Michael Ramirez. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Morton Frank Award | Sandy Tolan, far right, with colleagues accepting on behalf of Euclides Cordero Nuel and Michael Montgomery. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Malcolm Forbes Award | Colleagues from the ICIJ. The Washington Post, Miami Herald and nearly 150 media partners accepting for “The Pandora Papers.” Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Cornelius Ryan Award | Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

Madeline Dane Ross Award | Annalise Jolley and Zahara Gomez Lucini. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award | Craig Thomson, David Mora, Jose Flores
and Jika Gonzalez. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Joe and Laurie Dine Award | Ian Urbina, right, with Nimal Eames-Scott of The New Yorker. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Whitman Bassow Award | Dionne Searcey, center, with New York Times colleagues. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award | Paulo Prada, Reuters' enterprise editor for Latin America, accepting on behalf of winners Jake Spring, Stephen Eisenhammer, Ueslei Marcelino and Reuters colleagues. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Kim Wall Award | Dylan Moriarty, Júlia Ledur and Max Bearak, center, flanked by colleagues from The Washington Post. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Roy Rowan Award | Azmat Khan, center, with her award-winning colleagues from The New York Times staff. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

The Flora Lewis Award | Rana Ayyub. Photo: ©Jennifer S. Altman

 

Click on the thumbnail photos below to see the award pages, with links to the winning work and slide shows of winning images from photo and cartoon award winners.

The Hal Boyle Award

The Bob Considine Award

The Robert Capa
Gold Medal Award

The Olivier Rebbot Award

Best Feature Photography Award

The Lowell Thomas Award

The David Kaplan Award

The Edward R. Murrow Award

The Peter Jennings Award

The Ed Cunningham Award

The Best Cartoon Award

The Morton Frank Award

The Malcolm Forbes Award

The Cornelius Ryan Award

The Madeline Dane Ross Award

The David A. Andelman
and Pamela Title Award

The Joe and Laurie Dine Award

The Whitman Bassow Award

The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award

The Kim Wall Award

The Roy Rowan Award

The Flora Lewis Award