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epa’s Georgi Licovski Wins Unicef Photo of the Year 2015 Award

 

Frankfurt am Main, 17 December 2015

 

The Jury of the Unicef Photo of the Year Award in Berlin today announced the winning picture for 2015: a photograph depicting children trapped at the Greek/Macedonian border at the height of the refugee crisis in August, 2015. It is a photograph taken by epa’s long-term staff photographer, Georgi Licovski based in Macedonia.

 

 

Georgi Licovski commented: "I am feeling honoured and privileged to have been awarded this prestigious prize", and he continued "My problem was and still is that I couldn’t take pictures of all the children who suffer, I can't present all their tears so someone can see them and help them."

 

In a company blog post for epa, Georgi had described the circumstances leading up to the scene in more detail.

 

Georgi Licovski, 51, has been a staff photographer with epa for almost 20 years and is based in Macedonia.

 

 

About epa: epa was founded by seven major Western European photo agencies and officially started on January 1, 1985. The vision of the founders was driven by the demand for an independent quality world picture service originally designed for the needs of the European media market. In 2003, epa took a second step forward and went global. Today's epa picture service is based both on the broad network of epa's staff photographers all over the world and on the daily production of its member agencies, which are all market leaders in their respective countries. epa photos have been awarded prestigious prizes in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa.

 

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