Chief photographer in Pakistan for the Associated Press Muhammed Muheisen was recently awarded the $10,000 Oliver S. Gramling award for journalism. His stunning coverage of refugees–with a strong focus on refugee children–in Pakistan and other conflict zones are imbued with compassion and humanity, and convey what photography has always had the power to do at its best: stir emotions within the viewer and, in some cases, compel us to act toward change
I feel I will see extraordinary pictures from the events of last year. I expect it will be a tough year to be a judge and make selections from the very worthy images that have been produced
American photographer Joseph Sywenkyj has won the the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his work documenting the lives of people affected by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
Alessandro Penso, winner – $10,000
Birte Kaufmann, runner-up – $3,000
Kiana Hayeri, honorable mention