Citation: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2017

Citation Recipients: Ivor Prickett

Affiliation: The New York Times

Honored Work: “What ISIS Left Behind”




Iraqi soldiers gather in the aftermath of a suicide car bombing during their campaign to reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State on Jan. 16, 2017. Just minutes before, the photographer Ivor Prickett was at this intersection, before being hurried into a nearby courtyard. From January through August, Prickett, on assignment for The New York Times, made four prolonged trips to the front lines of Mosul, where the battle that lasted nearly nine months killed thousands of civilians, sent many thousands more fleeing their homes and reduced Iraq's second-largest city to rubble. When the fighting stopped, Prickett went back again, in October, as Iraqi forces searched for the dead. Photo: Ivor Prickett

A mother screams for her dead son — his blood streaked across the stairs, his tattered scarf left behind — after an Islamic State mortar attack, in western Mosul on March 22, 2017. Photo: Ivor Prickett

A strike from a coalition warplane explodes an Islamic State car bomb, sending up a ball of orange flame and smoke in Mosul, on March 9, 2017. Photo: Ivor Prickett

A dead civilian killed by an Islamic State suicide car bomb, in western Mosul on March 25, 2017. The man had gone shopping, and his burning body was found in the street by his son. Prickett was about a thousand yards away and rushed to the scene. Photo: Ivor Prickett

Terrified civilians flee West Mosul, mostly oblivious to the body of an Islamic State fighter, on March 13, 2017. Photo: Ivor Prickett

Iraqi soldiers rescue a young boy from the killing zone of Mosul's Old City, on July 12, 2017. The boy had been used as a human shield by a suspected Islamic State fighter, soldiers said. Photo: Ivor Prickett

Civilians, exhausted, hungry and thirsty, line up for food and water in the Mamun neighborhood of Mosul, on March 15, 2017. Photo: Ivor Prickett

An Iraqi special forces soldier fires on Islamic State fighters from an abandoned house in western Mosul on May 19, 2017. Evidence of a brutal street fight was everywhere in the Rifai neighborhood. The destruction was immense, and it seemed not a single house was free of bullet holes. Photo: Ivor Prickett

Friends and family mourn a loved one who died in battle for Raqqa, Syria, on Oct. 14, 2017. Three days later, American-backed forces said they had seized the city from the Islamic State, a major blow to the militant group, which had long used the city as the de facto capital of its self-declared caliphate. Photo: Ivor Prickett

The body of an Islamic State fighter lies in the driveway of a home on a leafy street in the upscale Andalus neighborhood of Mosul on Jan. 16, 2017. Photo: Ivor Prickett

Islamic State prisoners peer from a jail cell south of Mosul on July 22, 2017. On the outskirts of the city, thousands of men accused of joining or helping the Islamic State awaited their fates in sweltering and cramped jails. Photo: Ivor Prickett

Soldiers drag a wounded Islamic State fighter from a ruined building in the Old City of Mosul on July 10, 2017. Photo: Ivor Prickett