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

“Oil Fisherman”

Prized oil wealth once pumped from Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo has turned the vast body of water into a polluted wasteland as boom turns to bust. Nobody lives as closely with the environmental fallout as hundreds of crab fishermen who scratch out an existence on its perpetually oil-soaked shores.