POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Daily Life Picture Story

First Place

Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press
“Fishing in Oil”

Second Place

Axelle de Russé / Freelance
“The longest night”

Third Place

Christian Bobst / Freelance
“The Sufi Brotherhoods of Senegal”

Award of Excellence

Aristide Economopoulos / NJ Advance Media
“Coney Island — NYC’s Summer Playground”

Award of Excellence

Carlos Folgoso / Freelance
“The Shining Land”

Award of Excellence

Mads Nissen / Politiken
“Planting Seeds in Peaceful Soil”

Award of Excellence

Eduardo Soteras / Agence France-Presse
“Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas”

Second Place

“The longest night”

In the North of the world, only 1000 km from the pole, lies the small town of Longyearbyen, the northernmost on the planet. Plunged into complete darkness for almost 4 months a year, it is the place where human beings live the longest in darkness. How do they live on the edge of the world?