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


First Place

“A Tragedy for Two Countries”

On August 3, a terrorist targeting Latinos killed 22 people and wounded scores more in the border city of El Paso, Texas. The tragedy cut deep on both sides of the border. Funerals, memorials and vigils occurred in Ciudad Juarez as well. 2019 had the highest number of mass shootings in US history.