The Overseas Press Club of America is an organization who recognizes photojournalist and photographers for exceptional reporting in the photography medium. Since 1939 the OPC has seeked to maintaining an international association of journalist working abroad and here in the United States. Last night, they awarded 4 different photographers with awards of exceptionalism.
Atop of the awards, was Robert Capa Gold Medal photographer Fabio Bucciarelli, for his photographs highlighting battles in Aleppo, Syria entitled 'Battle to Death'. The photos he was able to capture during the civil war of Syria are both heartbreaking and gritty.
The Olivier Rebbot Award for “best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines or books” was given to Samuel James for his work entitled 'The Water of My Land'. His series highlighted the conflict over oil in Niger Delta. After being published in Harper's Magazine, Samuel continued working on the series. It wasn't until much later when he first learned of his nomination, while “waiting for sundown on a beach with a squad of oil thieves.”
The Feature Photography Award of 2013 was awarded to Associated Press photographer Oded Balilty, for his work on 'An Ultra-Orthodox Wedding'. This series highlighted a royal wedding in an incredibly Orthodox community in Israel.
And finally, the John Faber Award for “best photographic reporting from abroad in newspapers or news services” was awarded to Associated Press photographer Bernat Armangue for his photographs of the conflict in Gaza.
Congratulations to all those who won. If you'd like to see more work from their series you can do so by clicking each of their respective websites above.