Honorable Mention / 2021 / Press / War


  • Photographer
    Philip Coburn
  • Studio
    Philip Coburn

Picture shows 9 year old Salah al Wahbel who lost his lower left leg when he stood on an anti-personnel mine near his home in Marib in Yemen when he was playing with his friends near his home. Pictured waiting for an appointment with his prosthetist at a hospital in in Marib, Yemen.
Photo:Philip Coburn

Photojournalist for 30+ years. Started career in Belfast, worked at Daily Telegraph now staff at Daily Mirror. Past assignments include aftermath of Rwandan genocide, Gulf War II, Hurricane Katrina, Volcanic eruption Montserrat, multiple embeds in Iraq & Afghanistan. During 8th assignment to Afghanistan with 1/3 US Marines in IED blast resulting in loss of lower legs & broken back. Post injury assignments include, Gaza, Iraq,Yemen,Nepal, Ivory Coast,Kenya, New Zealand,Hong Kong & many more.