Honorable Mention / 2021 / Press / War

The Last Days of Stepanakert

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    Ricardo Garcia Vilanova
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An unresolved decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mostly ethnic Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan near the border between the two countries, flared up on September 27, resulting in the killing of thousands of soldiers and civilians on both sides over the next six weeks.

The latest escalation of violence was the worst seen since the 1990s, turning Stepanakert - the de facto capital of the breakaway state, which calls itself the Republic of Artsakh - into a fading and besieged city.

These were the last days of Stepanakert

photographer focused on conflict zones and humanitarian crises

Awards The Wall Street Journal presented his candidacy for the Pulitzer Prize in 2010 and has been awarded by organizations such as World Press Photo, ( 3 ) Pictures of the Year ( POY ), NPPA, ( 4 ) International Photography Awards ( IPA ), ( 7 ) PX3, Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award, ( 3 ) Moscow International Foto Awards, Lens Culture, ( 2 ) Days Japan International,Mika Yamamoto International Journalist Award,and the International Press Club. As a videographer he has a Rory Peck prize.