3 Greek photographers win Pulitzer Prize
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3 Greek photographers win Pulitzer Prize

The Reuters photography team led by Yannis Behrakis has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the third for the news agency, for its coverage of the refugee crisis in the Aegean. Behrakis, who is Reuters’ chief photographer for Greece and Cyprus, was joined by Alkis Konstantinidis and Alexandros Avramidis. The team captured a series of images of migrants crowded on flimsy sea craft and their first moments upon reaching Europe.

“We made for these unfortunate people’s voice to be heard. Now with a Pulitzer, we feel that our work has been professionally recognized” Behrakis commented on the award.

The Reuters photo staff was named as co-winner for breaking news photography along with the photo team of The New York Times of Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter, who also covered the crisis.