2018—Yannis Behrakis

Photo of Yannis Behrakis
Photojournalist and Senior Editor with Reuters
Yannis Behrakis is an accomplished photojournalist who has covered the refugee crisis in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. His career with Reuters since 1987 has led to coverage of significant global events, such as the civil conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo; the wars in Chechnya, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Afghanistan and Lebanon; the first and second Gulf wars; the "Arab Spring" in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya; the war in Ukraine and the Turkish-Syrian border conflict in Kobani. Along with numerous other honors, he is a recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.