Once again, Panos photographers have been given multiple prizes in various categories in this year’s annual Pictures of the Year international (POYi). In total, five photographers took 11 awards.
Zackary Canepari won the Best Photography Book award for REX, his long term project charting the boxing career of Claressa Shields, the first US female boxer to win a gold medal at the London Olympics and the only US boxer to win an Olympic title twice in a row with her second win at the Rio Olympics.
Zackary also won the Multimedia Photographer of the Year for various multimedia project, including ‘Everything Water Touches’ about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan; ‘Claressa’ about double gold-medalist boxer Claressa Shields from Flint; ‘Briana’, about Claressa Shields’ older sister and ‘Policing Flint’.
In the Multimedia Feature story category, Zackary took the First and Third Prize and was also given an Award of Excellence for his films ‘Everything Water Touches’, ‘Claressa’ and ‘Briana’ respectively.
In the Feature Picture Story section Zackary was given an Award of Excellence for his photo story about Flint, Michigan – ‘Flint is a Place’.
And Zackary, together with his long-time collaborator Drea Cooper, were also given and Award of Excellence in the Documentary Journalism category with their ‘Policing Flint’ film.
Adam Dean won a Second Place in the Feature category for his work on the fishing industry in the Philippines.
and an Award of Excellence in the Photographer of the Year category for the same work.
Ivor Prickett was awarded a Second Place in the Impact 2016 – Islamic State Conflict category for his work around Mosul in Iraq.
and an Award of Excellence in the News Pictures Story for his work on people fleeing the conflict in and around Mosul in Iraq.
William Daniels was one of two finalists in the World Understanding Award for his work on the Central African Republic.
and Mark Henley was awarded an Award of Excellence in the Portrait Series section for his work on defaced portraits of refugees which were displayed publicly in Geneva.
To view the full set of winners, please click here.