Reuters photojournalist Alkis Konstantinidis has just won the Pulitzer Prize in the “Breaking News Photography” category along with other photographers of the multimedia news provider.
Reuters photographers Mike Blake, Lucy Nicholson, Loren Elliott, Edgard Garrido, Adrees Latif, Goran Tomasevic, Kim Kyung Hoon, Alkis Konstantinidis, Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Carlos Barria and Ueslei Marcelino were recognized for their photos of the mass migration of Central and South Americans towards the US border, and its aftermath.
In awarding the prize to Reuters, the Pulitzer committee recognized the team for “a 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.”
“While it’s gratifying to be recognized for the work, public attention should be focused more on the people about whom we report than on us: in this case, the Rohingya and the Central American migrants,” said Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler.
— Alkis Konstantinidis (@alkiskon) April 15, 2019
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