Three Panos photographers – Ivor Prickett, Matthew Abbott and Frédéric Noy – have been nominated for a total of four World Press Photo Awards in this year’s contest.
Ivor Prickett has been nominated for the second time for the Picture of the Year award for his image of an injured SDF fighter in Syria being visited by his girlfriend in hospital.
A badly-burned SDF fighter, Ahmed Ibrahim, 18, is visited by his girlfriend at a hospital in Al-Hasakah, Syria, on 20 October 2019. She had at first been reluctant to enter the room, as she was horrified by his injuries, but a nurse persuaded her to go in to hold Ahmed’s hand and have a short conversation. © Ivor Prickett/New York Times/Panos Pictures
Ivor has also been nominated in the General News Stories category for his work on the aftermath of the defeat of ISIS in Syria.
A 6-year-old boy at a first aid station staffed by recently arrived American aid workers. The boy’s mother had managed to get him out of Islamic State-held territory. Syria, 2019. © Ivor Prickett/Panos Pictures
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