The body of a dead man is seen next to blood stains at a field hospital, after what activists said were air and missile strikes, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, Dec. 13, 2015.
The body of a dead man is seen next to blood stains at a field hospital, after what activists said were air and missile strikes, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, Dec. 13, 2015.Bassam Khabieh—Reuters
The body of a dead man is seen next to blood stains at a field hospital, after what activists said were air and missile strikes, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, Dec. 13, 2015.
Medics treat injured people inside a field hospital after what activists said were air and missile strikes in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 13, 2015.
Medics treat an injured man inside a field hospital after what activists said were air and missile strikes in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 13, 2015.
A medic treats an injured girl inside a field hospital after what activists said were air and missile strikes in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 13, 2015.
A medic tests patients' blood inside a field hospital in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 5, 2015.
Doctors treat an injured civilian in a field hospital after what activists said was shelling by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Eastern Ghouta, Syria November 19, 2015.
An injured child holds coins in his hand as he lies on a bed inside a field hospital, after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria November 29, 2015.
A man, injured in what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, lies in a field hospital in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 6, 2015.
A damaged Intravenous apparatus is pictured outside a damaged newborn nursery after what activists said were air and missile strikes in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 13, 2015.
Men look at an X-ray inside a field hospital in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 6, 2015.
The body of a dead man is seen lying on the floor inside a field hospital after what activists said were air and missile strikes in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 13, 2015.
An injured boy undergoing surgery, after he was injured in what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, rests inside a field hospital in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 5, 2015.
A husband passed salvaged belongings to his wife through the window of their earthquake-destroyed home in Bhaktapur, Nepal. In the days following the 7.8 magnitude quake, residents cautiously returned to collect whatever valuables they could find. April 29, 2015.
Members of a Nepalese rescue team worked for hours to locate and retrieve the body of an earthquake victim from the ruins of his home in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The April 25 quake killed over 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000. April 29, 2015.
Nepalese villagers turn away from the downdraft of a helicopter delivering relief supplies to Gumda, a remote hillside village in Nepal. The mountainous terrain meant many of the earthquake-affected villages could be reached only by air, or by hours or days on foot. May 9, 2015.
Bishnu Gurung, in red, and her family and fellow villagers react as the body of her daughter, Rejina Gurung, 3, was removed from the rubble of their earthquake-destroyed home in Gumda. Neighbors discovered the body of the girl in the collapsed entrance of the Gurung family home, ending a 13-day search. Gumda, Nepal. May 8, 2015.
Nepalese security workers search rubble for bodies as residents try to find salvageable valuables in their earthquake-destroyed homes in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Over 2.8 million people were left homeless by the quake. April 29, 2015.
A girl rests on a bed frame salvaged from the ruins of her home in the village of Barpak. In the village, the epicenter of the April 25 earthquake and one of the larger villages in the mountainous Gorkha district, 1,200 out of 1,475 houses were destroyed. Local authorities said 69 people were killed, 50 were seriously injured and some were still missing. Barpak, Nepal. May 5, 2015.
Earthquake-flattened homes are seen from an Indian military helicopter above a village in the Nuwakot district in Nepal. The helicopter was unable to find a stable or large enough area to land, so it hovered above the narrow hillside farmland, and army personnel threw food from the aircraft. May 1, 2015.
An elderly villager, left, injured during the earthquake, and fellow villagers inside an Indian Army helicopter after being evacuated from Philim, Nepal, during a joint relief and rescue mission by Indian and Nepalese military. May 3, 2015.
Residents searching for salvageable items in their earthquake-destroyed home in the village of Barpak, Nepal, the epicenter of the April 25 earthquake. May 6, 2015.
Villagers look through a fence as a helicopter shuttling food relief and supplies prepares to take off from Charikot, Nepal. April 30, 2015.
Saainli Gurung is consoled by neighbors and family after the body of her son Pur Bahadur Gurung, 26, was discovered under a trail leading through the rubble of houses in Barpak, Nepal. May 5, 2015.
Flames rise from funeral pyres during the cremation of earthquake victims at the Pashupatinath Temple on the banks of Bagmati River, a sacred Hindu cremation site in Kathmandu, Nepal. April 28, 2015.
A man cycles past the cliffs of Bamian, Afghanistan. Two of the world’s oldest and largest Buddhas once stood here until they were destroyed by the Taliban in 1996. 2005.
An orphanage for boys and girls on the western outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, for displaced children who have lost their families killed in the civil war. 1995.
A Tajik refugee couple getting married inside Saki Refugee Camp, Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, 1993.
The Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud talking to his soldiers on a two-way jeep radio in Feyzabad, Afghanistan, 1998.
Early morning sunrise in Yangi Qale, Afghanistan. Yangi Qale was one of Massoud's main rebel held areas in northern Afghanistan at this time. 1998.
Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud with close friends after an early evening prayer service, Feyzabad, Afghanistan, 1998.
Afghan special forces searching a family compound for weapons or hiding taliban militants in the village of Gonbaz, Kandahar, Afghanistan, October, 2005.
A wounded Afghan boy who had been shot in crossfire during a battle between US soldiers and Taliban in Gonbaz village, Kandahar Province, Oct. 1, 2005.
US forces of the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade burn the bodies of two dead insurgents following an ambush on their convoy outside Gonbaz village, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2005.
US Marines patrolling in Asadabad, Kunar province, Afghanistan, 2005.
Amputee Northern Alliance soldier on frontline at Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan, 1998.
An Afghan refugee woman walking through Shamsatoo Afghan Refugee Camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, Jan. 2001.
Migrants arrive by a Turkish boat near the village of Skala, on the Greek island of Lesbos. The Turkish boat owner delivered some 150 people to the Greek coast and tried to escape back to Turkey; he was arrested in Turkish waters. Nov. 16, 2015.
Desperate refugees board the train toward Zagreb at Tovarnik station on the border with Serbia. Sept. 18, 2015.
Ahmad Majid, in blue T-shirt at center, sleeps on a bus floor with his children, his brother Farid Majid, in green sweater at right, and other members of their family and dozens of other refugees, after leaving Budapest on the way to Vienna. Sept. 5, 2015.
Migrants walking past a church, escorted by Slovenian riot police to a registration camp outside Dobova, Slovenia. Oct. 22, 2015.
A tries to man shield his child from police beatings and tear gas at the border crossing in Horgos, Serbia. Sept. 16, 2015.
Refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Morocco, Algeria and Somalia struggling for donations of water, blankets, diapers and some clothes on their 10th day encamped near the border in Idomeni, Greece. Nov. 28, 2015.
Members of the Majid family from Iraq sleep with their children in their arms in a wheat field as they wait to cross the barbed wire fence at Horgos, Serbia, into Hungary. Aug. 31, 2015.
Refugees line up to be registered in a reception camp, in Gevgelija, Macedonia, so they can take a train to Belgrade, Serbia, and continue their journey through the Balkans toward Europe. Nov. 21, 2015.
After battling rough seas and high winds from Turkey, migrants arrive by rubber raft on a jagged shoreline of the Greek island of Lesbos. Fearing capsize or puncture, some panicked and jumped into the cold water in desperation to reach land. This young boy made it, unlike hundreds of others. Oct. 1, 2015.
The body of a refugee who attempted to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey, in the background, on the Greek island of Lesbos. Three other bodies, of a 12-year-old girl, a middle-age man and an elderly man, were also found that morning. Nov. 1, 2015.
Laith Majid, an Iraqi, broke out in tears of joy, holding his son and daughter after they arrived safely in Kos, Greece, on a flimsy rubber boat. Aug. 15, 2015
A huge pile of discarded life vests, inner tubes and deflated rubber dinghies, the basic equipment that thousands of refugees have using to cross the Aegean sea from Turkey, at dusk on the Greek island of Lesbos. Nov. 7, 2015.
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Bassam Khabieh Wins Robert Capa Gold Medal

Apr 28, 2016

This year's Overseas Press Club of America awardees have been revealed in a ceremony held in New York on April 27.

Bassam Khabieh of Reuters won the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for “photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise." His Field Hospital Damascus put into perspective the tremendous danger and difficulty of being a photojournalist in current-day Syria, one of the most hostile and unpredictable environments on the planet.

The Olivier Rebbot Award for “best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines or books” went to Stephen Dupont of Contact Press Images for his work in Afghanistan. His Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars, 1993-2012 offers historical context to documenting life in a war-torn nation for nearly two decades.

The New York Times' photojournalists Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter received The John Faber Award for "best photographic reporting from abroad in newspapers or news services.” Their Exodus series offered engaging variety that tells the broad story of the plight of the migrants crossing border after border in hopes of a better life.

The Feature Photography Award went to the New York Times' Daniel Berehulak for his work in Nepal, which conveyed grief, humanity and the scale of tragedy in the search after the earthquake.

Founded in 1939, the Overseas Press Club was formed by a group of foreign correspondents in New York. Today, the organization supports and encourages high standards of professional integrity among journalists across the world.

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