POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Daily Life Picture Story

First Place

Jessica Phelps / Newark Advocate
“First Generation”

Second Place

Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press
“Dangerous Dives”

Third Place

Luis Tato / Freelance
“Beauty Beyond the Skin”

Award of Excellence

Salwan Georges / The Washington Post
“The Iraqi Dream in America”

Second Place

“Dangerous Dives”

Thousands of men across the Mosquitia region of Honduras and Nicaragua depend on lobster fishing to eke out a living, and hundreds have been stricken with the bends — decompression sickness.