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[Mostra fotografica] - "Paths of hope and despair" di Yannis Behrakis - PROROGATA

dal 13/02/2019 alle 09:30 al 30/03/2019 alle 12:00

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Yannis Behrakis

A 2015 Pulitzer winner is born 1960 in Athens, Greece, where he studied photography at the Athens School of Arts and Technology and received his BA (Honours) in arts by the Middlesex University. Photojournalist for Reuters since 1988 he has covered a variety of events including the funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran, the changes in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, the civil conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo, the wars in Chechnya, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Afghanistan, Lebanon and the first and second Gulf wars. He has also covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for many years, the earthquakes in Kashmir, Turkey, Greece and Iran. Civil unrest and major political events around the world and more recently the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. The 2013 civil unrest in Turkey and in 2014 the Ukrainian crisis in Kiev and civil war in eastern Ukraine. He has also covered four Summer Olympics, the World Cup in the US and many international sports events. In 2008 he moved in Jerusalem as head of the Reuters photo operation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. In 2010 he returned to his home country as a chief photographer Greece and Cyprus to cover the financial and political crisis. In 2015-16 he covered the refugee crisis in Europe.

Yannis is lecturing in various colleges and Universities in Greece and abroad.

Among several national and international awards, Yannis has been named seven times News Photographer of the Year by the Greek National Fuji Awards and three times European photojournalist of the year by Fuji in London 1999, Barcelona 2002 and Rome 2004. In 2000 he received the John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club of America in New York and the same year he was awarded with the most prestigious Greek journalistic prize, the Botsis Foundation Award by the President of Greek Republic.
In 2000 Behrakis won first prize in the General News Stories category, by the World Press Photo. In the 2002 Bayeux Awards for war correspondents, for his pictures of the liberation of Kabul, won the Prix de Public (the public's choice). He also won in 2004, 2009, 2013 and 2015 awards in the China International Press Photo Contest. In 2011 he was awarded by the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association) an award of excellence in the General news stories category in the Best of Photojournalism competition. In 2012 and 2015 he won awards in the prestigious POYi (Pictures of the Year international) by the Missouri University. In 2015 he was named Guardian and Reuters photojournalist of the year and won the gold award in Day’s Japan International photojournalism competition.

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