This is a really amazing news!! Being the recipient of this year Yannis International Photojournalism Award with my coverage of Covid-19 in its epicenter in Italy for The New York Times is something that makes me really proud of.
Documenting the world around us to try to create iconic and emphatic images is what Yannis did along his career and being awarded with a prize bringing his name it’s such a huge honor for me. As Yannis Berakis often said, our mission is to tell the story so no one could ever say: “I didn’t’ know.”
I would like to thanks once again all the NYTimes team, from my editors, Gaia Tripoli and David Furst, the journalist Jason Horowitz, to coders, graph designers who have been working on this important story. Big congrats to Dimitris Michalakis, the finalists and to all Athens Photo World for the important support they give to #photojournalism Thanassis Stavrakis Info and details: ➡️ https://www.apw.gr/en/yannis-behrakis-award-2020/