POY Photographer of the Year 2018/2019
I’m honored to be awarded with the Photographer of The Year 1st prize by Pictures of the Year International with the work done in 2018. Gaza and Mexico, two of the main stories I’ve been working in last year are far thousands of km but with the same rights trampled. I dedicate this prize to the hundreds of people I met along the way who fight everyday against the walls that jail our freedom.
To many people to thanks, starting from who helped me to produce and to share these stories, the Director of Photography of Yahoo News Kelli Grant who assigned me in both places, Marco Damilano the Director of L'Espresso and Riccardo De Gennaro the Director or Il Reportage for their continuous support. All the colleagues, friends and fixers "The Freelance Family" without which all this would not have been possible Aysar Naserallah Mohammed Rajab Gianluca Panella Raffaele Crocco Francesca Tosarelli Alessandro Falco Rolando Fidani among many others. #photojournalism# POY76
Here all the pictures: https://www.poy.org/76/31/index.html