POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: National/International News Picture Story

First Place

Michael Robinson Chavez / The Washington Post
“A Tragedy for Two Countries”

Second Place

Eddy van Wessel / Freelance
“Yesterdays heroes”

Third Place

Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post
“300% Increase in Need, “0” in Response”

Award of Excellence

Ramon Espinosa / Associated Press
“Dorian’s Devastation”

Award of Excellence

Lam Yik Fei / for The New York Times
“Hong Kong Protests”

Award of Excellence

Bulent Kilic / Agence France-Presse
“Syria: the Fall of the Caliphate”

Award of Excellence


Award of Excellence

“Dorian’s Devastation”

Damage from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas totaled $3.4 billion, equal to about a quarter of the island nation's annual economic output, a report by the Inter-American Development Bank said.That's equivalent to the United States losing the combined economies of Florida, California and Texas, the Miami Herald reported. The scale of the damage means the Bahamas has a difficult path to reconstruction.The official death toll from the monster storm stands at 67, but the report said 282 people were still missing as of late October. Nearly 29,500 people lost homes or jobs - or both - when the Category 5 storm hit Grand Bahama and Abaco islands in early September.Seagulls fly toward a woman feeding them french fries from her car on Taino beach before the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Hurricane Dorian intensified yet again Sunday as it closed in on the northern Bahamas, threatening to batter islands with Category 5-strength winds, pounding waves and torrential rain.