Greek photojournalist Alkis Konstantinidis, member of the Reuters team that won the Pulitzer Prize in the “Breaking News Photography” category, just won, together with his team, the Pulitzer Prize for their photos of the refugee crisis at the US border with Mexico.
As stated, the prize was awarded “for the vivid and startling visual narrative of the urgency, desperation and sadness of migrants as they journeyed to the U.S. from Central and South America”.
A team of 11 Reuters photographers has won a Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography for images of migrants journeying to the U.S. border. See the photos: https://t.co/sr0N3jXP7J pic.twitter.com/qBzg6WfOYg
— Reuters Pictures (@reuterspictures) April 15, 2019
In his statements, the Greek photojournalist stressed that “it is amazing to be for the second time part of the team of photographers to win the Pulitzer Prize. Last time, we won it with Yannis Behrakis at the helm. This year, with another team. But Yannis was our teacher. He was and remains a point of reference with his work at a global level.”
This year’s Pulitzer Prizes for 2019 were awarded to big, mainstream media as well as local newspapers. Maryland’s Capital Gazzette was awarded for their courageous response to the largest killing of journalists in U.S. history in their newsroom and for demonstrating unflagging commitment to covering the news and serving their community at a time of unspeakable grief. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal were among the winners for their reports on President Trump.