BarTur Photo Awards 2022

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Photo by Espen Rasmussen / VII for VG. Ukrainian refugees seek shelter at a school gym in Przmysl, close to the Ukrainian border, on February 26, 2022. Many of the refugees have family and friends in Poland, while others are given shelter by Polish people.

For “The Flight,” a body of work from the Ukrainian – Polish border at the start of the Russian invasion, Espen Rasmussen has been awarded the title of “Photojournalist of the Year” in the Bartur Photo Award 2022. 

Photo by Ron Haviv / VII. People flee Russian forces advancing in the town of Irpin on March 8, 2022. They were forced to cross a bridge, destroyed by Ukrainians, and pass through areas that had been attacked by artillery.

Ron Haviv received a Highly Commended award in the “Photojournalist of the Year” category, also for his work in Ukraine. 

Photo by Espen Rasmussen / VII for VG.

Espen Rasmussen also received a Highly Commended acknowledgment in the “Faces of Humanity” category for “The Escape Route of Death,” a project documenting the efforts of the MSF search and rescue ship, the Geo Barents, in the Mediterranean.