Russian photographer among Pulitzer prize winners
Pope Francis received a book of 10 Instagram photographers today when the app's co-founder @kevin met him at Vatican to to talk about the power of photography and how it can "unite people across the borders". The handmade book included this photo of mine of refugees arriving to the island of Lesbos, Greece. It was shot on November 16, 2015 for @nytimes and just few days ago won the 1st place General News category at @worldpressphoto Read more here: http://time.com/4238471/pope-francis-instagram/
Ponomarevs’ photographs taken throughout Europe, including the Greek Island of Lesbos, Slovenia, and Hungary chart the plight of migrants as they arrive on boats across the Mediterranean before traveling across the continent.
He’ll take US$10,000 for “photographs that captured the resolve of refugees, the perils of their journeys, and the struggle of host countries to take them in.”
#Refugees seen as they make their way on foot after crossing the #Croatian-#Slovenian border, in #Rigonce, Slovenia. #Slovenia has asked the European Union for police to help regulate the inflow of migrants from Croatia. Over the past 24 hours, more than 10,000 migrants, many fleeing violence in Syria, have arrived in Slovenia, the smallest country on the Balkan migration route, on their way to #Austria. #follow me on #nytassignment @nytimes
The 35-year-old freelance photographer already won acclaim this year in the General News category at the World Press Photo Awards for his images of overcrowded boats of migrants arriving on the shores of Lesbos.
That was his second World Press Photo win in a row after picking up the same prize last year for his image from Gaza which showed two brothers mourning their father who had been killed during shelling of their town.
Dear friends, as you may know this year I've won WorldPressPhoto and Pictures Of the Year contests with this photo of brothers in Gaza. And now I'm thrilled to announce that in April I will have exhibition at the Iconoclastes gallery in Paris!! Thank you all who are following me on Instagram happy to tell you about the fundraising event that is going on now to promote and fund printing pictures and exhibition catalogue. link: http://www.ulule.com/expo-sergeyponomarev/ if you support us for 20€ you will get an exhibition poster for 100€ - catalogue and poster for 300€ - 2 prints 24x36cm plus invitation for exhibition opening ceremony for 500€ - 2 prints plus You can host the event of your choice at the Iconoclastes gallery for one night (date to be discussed with the gallery). Thank you all for your support!!!
Based in the Russian capital, Ponomarev is a graduate from the Moscow State University and worked as a staff photographer at the Associated Press Moscow bureau from 2003 to 2012, before going freelance.
His photojournalism features Russian life and culture as well as conflict in Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt.
Ponomarev worked alongside Mauricio Lima, Tyler Hicks, and Daniel Etter, who shared in the prize.
Thomson Reuters photography received a special Pulitzer for their migrant photos while the Los Angeles Times picked up their 44th Pulitzer, this time for "Breaking News Reporting" during San Bernardino shooting.
Los Angeles Times wins Pulitzer for San Bernardino terrorist attack coverage: https://t.co/Uj3moBpxjn— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) April 18, 2016
The Broadway sensation Hamilton won the Pulitzer for Drama. The musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers, through hip-hop.
The show’s creator said he connected Hamilton’s story to his rap heroes including Jay Z and Notorious B.I.G., inspiring him to make the show, the cast of which is almost entirely African-American and Hispanic.