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Death and awards

Following on from Paul Hansen’s award as International News Photographer and winner of International News Image at the Swedish Picture of the Year awards, for an image of Fabienne Cherisma, Pete Brook looks again at the ‘Brouhaha’ surrounding the image/s…..you REALLY need to read the back story…Pete has put a huge amount of work in and it’s an important read, all of it.

“Before they awarded Hansen, I wonder if SPoY were aware that so many photographers were present? Would it have altered the final decision? The image of Fabienne limp on the collapsed roof (whoever made a version) is the summary of innocent death, a society’s desperation and the man-made tragedies that compound natural disasters. It’s is a striking vision.”

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