Ukrainian photojournalist Yevgeny Maloletka has won the Visa d’Or, the highest award in photojournalism, for his photographs of the Russia-Ukraine war.
Photojournalist Yevgeny Maloletka at the Visa d’Or award ceremony held in Perpignan, France, showed the moments during Russia’s Ukraine war and the siege of Mariupol by Russia.
His photography has been awarded the Visa d’Or, the highest award in photojournalism. He said he would dedicate the award to the Ukrainian people.
The 35-year-old works for the Associated Press. He also worked with Mstislav Chernov, a video journalist who was the first to arrive in the Mariupol region during the Russia-Ukraine war.
The photographs he took showed the tragic and brutal events of the war in the Mariupol region. It features children killed during the siege of Russia, a full-month pregnant woman trapped in the rubble and a grave erected on the spot for those killed in the attack.
Russia bombed Mariupol, home to more than 400,000 people. Then the Russian bomb fell directly on the maternity hospital. This event caused a great controversy worldwide.
He got the award for this year while two other people were shortlisted for this award. It is worth noting that the war in Ukraine was one of the most talked about awards at this year’s International Photojournalism Awards, which was launched on August 27.