Winners of the 2015 FIPCOM Photojournalism Contest

Starovarvarovka, Ukraine - May 16, 2014: Nadezhda Sanzharevskaya, 49, mourns her sister Yelena Ott, 42, at the back of a truck as her coffin is driven through farms to the cemetery for burial in the small village of Starovarvarovka, eastern Ukraine. According to Yelena Ott husband, Alexander, she was shot near a check point about three kilometers away of her home after being stopped by Ukrainian soldiers, currently under operation against pro-Russian militants in the surroundings of Kramatorsk. CREDIT: Photo by Mauricio Lima for The New York Times

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd edition of the Fujairah International Photojournalism International Competition (FIPCOM), organized in partnership with AFP agency and National Geographic France.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Daniel Berehulak – Ebola

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa first reported in March 2014 and believed by scientists to have started in late December with the death of a two-year–old boy, thought to have contracted the virus from bats in the remote Guinean village of Meliandou, has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976.

The current epidemic sweeping across West Africa has now killed more than all other known Ebola outbreaks combined. Over 9,000 people had been reported as having died from the disease in six countries: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, the U.S. and Mali. The total number of reported cases is more than 23,000. Whilst numbers are in decline in Liberia, the epidemic is still far from over in Sierra Leone and Guinea.

NEWS REPORT

Mauricio Lima – The cost of the human war in Ukraine

Starovarvarovka, Ukraine – May 16, 2014: Nadezhda Sanzharevskaya, 49, mourns her sister Yelena Ott, 42, at the back of a truck as her coffin is driven through farms to the cemetery for burial in the small village of Starovarvarovka, eastern Ukraine. According to Yelena Ott’s husband, Alexander, she was shot near a check point about three kilometers away from her home after being stopped by Ukrainian soldiers fighting pro-Russian militants in the area of Kramatorsk. CREDIT: Photo by Mauricio Lima for The New York Times

After the insurrection in Kiev’s Maidan Square, with the rising number of pro-Russian protesters and the creation of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, instability, fear, and isolation became part of daily life in eastern Ukraine, especially in the densely populated —> Read More

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