Award of Excellence

Mustafa Hassona
Anadolu Agency
Palestine

Palestinian child’s birthday celebrated near debris of former house GAZA CITY, GAZA – MAY 25: Sabih family and friends of 13 year old Mahmoud Sabih (4th R) celebrate his birthday near the debris of their former house, collapsed after Israeli attacks began on May 10 in Gaza Strip, Gaza on May 25, 2021.

A photographer from Gaza Strip, Palestine works now with Anadolu Agency AA, and Freelance photojournalist, working as photographer since 2007, worked as freelancer for AFP, RETURES Besides number of international press outlets, winner of POYI 73th prize (picture of the years), winner of Sony World Photography Awards, winner of maltaphotoaward, winner of All About Photo Photographer of the Year 2019, winner of LENSCULTURE AWARDS Visual Storytelling Awards 2019, Finalist, Documentary, selected by the Guardian in Agency photographer of the year – 2018 shortlist, in 2015, and selected by the Guardian for the best photographer for 2014, number of my photos selected in the best photograph for 2018 by number on international photography outlets.
[ SPOT NEWS ] This is a category for non-COVID-19 single photographs of breaking news or events in which no planning was possible. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2021.
Judges for Spot News
Ikuru Kuwajima
Tanvi Mishra
Sanjit Das
Maika Elan
Oded Wagenstein
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