April 18, 2016
Reuters wins 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography
NEW YORK – Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, was awarded today the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography, for coverage of the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East. A team of Reuters photographers was recognized for capturing and transmitting images of migrants crossing the Mediterranean and streaming through Turkey and Greece.
Awarding the prize to Reuters in the Breaking News Photograph category, the Pulitzer Prize committee recognized the team “for gripping photographs, each with its own voice, that follow migrant refugees hundreds of miles across uncertain boundaries to unknown destinations.” Reuters received the top prize in the category alongside the New York Times.
“We are incredibly proud of the team for its outstanding work covering this historic and emotional journey,” said Stephen J. Adler, editor-in-chief, Reuters. “The migrant crisis has been cast as a test of unity for Europe. While it is certainly that, it is also the desperate flight from war and danger by more than a million individuals. The team depicted that flight with humanity and respect of the highest order.”
“Winning a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography is hugely rewarding. Reuters has a long-standing commitment to the power of stories told through photos,” said Jim Smith, president and chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters. “We are extremely proud of our brave and talented photojournalists who work on the front lines everywhere news happens. We congratulate them on this important recognition.”
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