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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,

My work has been published in most of the world's leading newspapers and magazines Life, Time, Newsweek, 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, El Pais, El Mundo, La Vanguardia,Tiempo, Columbia Journalism Review, Days Japan, PDN, NPPA News Photographer, Russian Reporter.Also has collaborated with organizations such as ICRC, UN, Msf, Human Rights Watch, Medicins du Monde.As a freelance videojournalist has worked in CNN, Channel 4, APTN, Reuters, Euronews, Cuatro, TV3 and his photographs have been used by CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC and France24.
His work has been exhibited in New York, Washington, Paris, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Taiwan, Taipei, and he has several prizes like selected to exhibited en LOOK3 ( SLPS ), Honorable Mention IPA Editorial War/Conflict 2010, Honorable Mention PX3 ( War Photography ) in 2009 and 2nd Place Recipients of PX3 Competition ( War Photography ) in 2010, Honorary Mention in Global World: Through the lens of Human Rights 2010, Nominated in The New York Photo Festival 2009, Nominated in Nikon Thursday Award 2009, 3RD QUARTER 2010 NPPA, in 2010 WSJ presented the candidacy for the Pulitzer Prize and Pictures of the Year in 2013, and as video journalist finalist in Media Awards FPA in 2012 and win the Rory Peck Awards Features in 2012, and in 2013 The Royal Television Society News Coverage International by The Syrian Uprising with team CNN and 72nd Annual George Foster Peabody Award with team CNN for its coverage inside Syria.

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.