1st Place / 2016 / Press /
Refugee crisis in Europe
Gold in Press/Feature Story, Gold in Press/General News, 1st Place winner in Press, Bronze in Press/General News
Europe is experiencing one of the most significant influxes of
and refugees in its history. Pushed by civil war and terror and
the promise of a better life, hundreds of thousands of people have
the Middle East and Africa, risking their lives along the way
Sergey Ponomarev is one of today's finest young Russian photojournalists. Best known for his photojournalism works depicting Russian daily life and culture as well as news images from wars and conflicts in Middle East including Syria, Gaza, Lebanon, Egypt and Libya.
Sergey has won many international and domestic photography awards. Most recently, he won Puylitzer prize for reporting on Refugee Crisis in Europe, first place prize, in the General News category at World Press Photo contest for European Refugee crisis, was finalist at the Pulitzer prize in 2015.
From 2003 till 2012 Sergey was staff photographer at The Associated Press - the essential global news network. Now he is freelance. Born in Moscow, Ponomarev graduated Moscow State University and Academy of Labor and Social Relations.