POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Daily Life Picture Story

First Place

Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press
“Fishing in Oil”

Second Place

Axelle de Russé / Freelance
“The longest night”

Third Place

Christian Bobst / Freelance
“The Sufi Brotherhoods of Senegal”

Award of Excellence

Aristide Economopoulos / NJ Advance Media
“Coney Island — NYC’s Summer Playground”

Award of Excellence

Carlos Folgoso / Freelance
“The Shining Land”

Award of Excellence

Mads Nissen / Politiken
“Planting Seeds in Peaceful Soil”

Award of Excellence

Eduardo Soteras / Agence France-Presse
“Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas”

Third Place

“The Sufi Brotherhoods of Senegal”

In Senegal, 95 per cent of Muslims belong to a Sufi brotherhood. This story focuses on how these brotherhoods and their religious leaders shape Senegal's society and how they preserve their power and wealth, but also peace and stability by relying on a tolerant Islam instead of dogma and oppression.