POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Portrait Series

First Place

Tariq Zaidi / Freelance
“Sapeurs—Ladies and Gentlemen of the Congos”

Second Place

Wei Tan / Freelance
“Waiting in Limbo: Kashmir's Half-Widows”

Third Place

Adam Ferguson / Freelance
“Iraq Mental Health”

Award of Excellence

Maye-E Wong / Associated Press
“Sundays After”

Award of Excellence

Valery Melnikov / Sputnik
“Gray zone. Life in the shadow of war”

Award of Excellence

Ditte Valente / Freelance
“The men who build the Metro”

Award of Excellence

Josh Estey / Freelance
“Displaced: Portraits from Ground Zero — The aftermath of Cyclone Idai”

Award of Excellence

Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press
“Oil Fisherman”

Award of Excellence

“Sundays After”

For this project titled “Sundays After” the photographer travelled across the U.S. and sought out men and women of sexual church abuse, who were willing to share their experiences – both how they were abused by Catholic clergy, and how they survived.