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.