Photographer Evgeniy Maloletka won the Photo trophy for his haunting image of a pregnant woman being carried on a stretcher from a shelled maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine.
Photographer Vadim Ghirda won the Public’s Choice Award photo trophy for his poignant picture of children looking out the window of a train in Kyiv. Ghirda also was recognized with third prize in the photo trophy category
Video journalist Mstyslav Chernov won the Video Image trophy for his coverage of the siege of Mariupol. Chernov also earned second prize in the television trophy category.
“The dangerous, difficult and challenging assignment of covering conflict is vital to society’s understanding of the world,” said J. David Ake, AP assistant managing editor for photography. “We are gratified that the work of our visual journalists covering the war in Ukraine was honored this weekend at the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for war correspondents. They join an elite and talented group of past recipients.”
The awards, which recognize journalists who work in hazardous conditions, were announced Saturday during a ceremony in Bayeux, France.