Three Greek photographers among the winners of the 2016 Pulitzer award

Three Greek photographers among the winners of the 2016 Pulitzer award

Athens, April 20, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Three Greek photographers Yannis Bechrakis, Alkis Konstantinidis and Alexandros Avramidis, gave their own Greek “color” in this year’s Pulitzer awards, as Reuters and the New York Times shared the Pulitzer prize in the category “Breaking News”, for the photographic coverage of the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East.

The Prime Minister sent a congratulatory message to Bechrakis, Konstantinidis and Avramidis, for being awarded the Pulitzer.

“The award of the Pulitzer Prize to three Greek photographers is a major success and recognition of their work, which will be a jewel and example for the Greek journalism and photography.

With uninterrupted but also sensitive narrative of the refugee drama through their lenses, the three winners Greek photographers have contributed greatly to the awareness of world public opinion for the unfolding of the Aegean refugee crisis, but also in recognition of the efforts of the Greek people and international civil society for the relief of refugees.

For their contribution and for their success I would like to thank and congratulate them warmly”.

KOnstantinidis GR IBNA

Avramidis GR IBNA