Agence France-Presse photographer Ernesto Benavides wins second prize in the "Spot News" category for a series of photos taken during protests against the impeachment of Peruvian president Martin Vizcarra in November 2020.
AFP journalist Clément Melki has been awarded the Young Journalist Prize in the National Daily Press category of the Prix Varenne for his report entitled "God, Water and Us: When Migrants Cross the Channel". The report was published by several media including Libération, Médiapart and La Croix. In February, two other AFP journalists received awards in the Prix Varenne, Kenzo Tribouillard (National Press Prize) and Léo Malafaia (the International Prize).
Amongst the 148 photos received for this new edition of the Prix Varenne, the Jury rewarded, Wednesday February 17, 2021, the work of two AFP photographers: Kenzo Tribouillard, NationalPress Award and Leo Malafaia, International Award.
On the 10th anniversary of the POY Latam, which recognises excellence in documentary, journalistic and artistic photography in Latin America, AFP photographer Eitan Abramovich was awarded second place in the special category 'The Pandemic in Latin America' for his highly aesthetic and intimate portrait of his family life during the pandemic.