AP staffers share first prize in the International News Beat Coverage or Continuing Story category for their documentation of brutal violence across Brazil fueled by fallout from the country’s worst recession in decades and erosion in myriad aspects of security and political crisis. In video, text and photos, AP’s Brazil staff brought these issues to light by going deep into slums, prisons and police ranks.
The five stories that won the award are:
For photography, Dar Yasin’s gripping image of a Rohingya Muslim man holding his infant son, who drowned when the boat they were traveling in capsized, as his wife cries upon reaching Bangladesh, earned him first prize honors in the Spot News Photography category.
Visual journalist Felipe Dana’s photo series “The Battle for Mosul,” earned second prize for photo essay or story for his pictures of devastation in the Iraqi city.
See the full list of winners here.