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Iraqi Intifada

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/War
  • Photographer
    Ricardo Garcia Vilanova
  • Credit
    Ricardo Garcia Vilanova

The 2019 Iraqi protests, also named the Tishreen Revolution and Iraqi Intifada, are an ongoing series of protests that consisted of demonstrations, marches, sit-ins and civil disobedience. They started on 1 October 2019, a date which was set by civil activists on social media, spreading over the central and southern provinces of Iraq, to protest 16 years of corruption, unemployment and inefficient public services, before they escalated into calls to overthrow the administration and to stop Iranian intervention in Iraq. The Iraqi government has been accused of using bullets, snipers, hot water,

Freelance photographer and video camera for 15 years. Specialized in conflict zones and humanitarian crises. During the last few years he has covered the Arab springs, and the ISIS and conlict and continues today with several trips a year focused on Libya, Syria and Iraq, he has also worked on Other countries such as Afghanistan, CAR, Nigeria, Chad, Haiti, Palestine, Yemen, Sudan, Gaza, Lebanon among others.

Awards Published in Life, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, The Daily Beast, Usa Today, The Palm Beach Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Star, The Huffigton Post, Foreign Policy, The Daily Examiner, The Chicago Tribune, The Financial Post, Le Monde, Liberation, Le Figaro, Paris Match, Express, Le Point, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Die Welt, Der Spiegel, Stern, among others.
in 2010 WSJ presented the candidacy for the Pulitzer Prize, for a serie of the war in Afghanistan.
Two POY Pictures of the Year, two IPA Editorial War/Conflict, Four PX3 ( War Photography ), One Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents, two Days in Japan, two Moscow International Photo Awards ( Conflict ), one International Miguel Gil Award, one Mika Yamamoto International Journalist Award, and one International Press Club Award.