Rory Peck Award

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The Rory Peck Award is an award given to freelance camera operators who have risked their lives to report on newsworthy events.[1] It was set up in 1995 and is named after the Northern Irish freelance cameraman Rory Peck, who was killed while reporting on the siege of the Moscow White House in 1993.[1][2][3] The award is organised by The Rory Peck Trust. Both were set up in 1995 by Peck's widow Juliet Peck and his friend John Gunston, in order to provide support and help to freelancers and is sponsored by Sony UK Ltd. The Rory Peck Trust is now an internationally recognized organization that supports freelancers' rights and enables them to work safely.

Categories[edit]

The Rory Peck Award is currently awarded in the following categories:[4]

  • The Rory Peck Award for News
  • The Rory Peck Award for News Features
  • The Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs

The awards honour individual initiative and journalistic integrity as well as the quality of the camera work.[4]

Since 2007, the Martin Adler Prize has also been awarded to honour a freelance newsgatherer for their role in reporting a significant news story, to raise awareness of the value of the recipient's work, and to enable them to progress in their career.

Recent Recipients[edit]

2010[edit]

  • Roger Arnold, Red Shirts Protest, Rory Peck Award for News
  • Najibullah Quraishi, Behind Enemy Lines, Rory Peck Award for Features
  • Nick Read, The Slumdog Children of Mumbai, Sony Professional Impact Award
  • Arturo Perez, Martin Adler Prize

2011[edit]

  • Ahmed Bahaddou, Rebels in Western Libya, Rory Peck Award for News
  • Abdallah Omeish, Libya: Through the Fire, Rory Peck Award for Features
  • Jezza Neumann, Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children, Sony Professional Impact Award
  • Suliman Ali Sway & Osama Silwadi, Martin Adler Prize

2012[edit]

  • Mani, Horror in Homs, Rory Peck Award for News
  • Alberto Arce & Ricardo Villanova, Misrata: Victory or Death, Rory Peck Award for Features
  • Daniel Bogado, Terror in Sudan, Sony Professional Impact Award
  • Al Mughira Al Sharif & Ghassan Ibraheem, Martin Adler Prize

2013[edit]

  • Aris Roussinos, Ground Zero Mali: The Battle of Gao, Rory Peck Award for News
  • Olly Lambert, Syria: Across the Lines, Rory Peck Award for Features
  • Soumen Guha and Dipak Chandra Sutradhar, Hazaribagh: Toxic Leather, Sony Impact Award
  • Idrak Abbasov, Martin Adler Prize

2014[edit]

  • Pacóme Pabandji, CAR: Descent Into Chaos, Rory Peck Award for News.[5][6]
  • Team Mindeulle (Kim Dong-Cheul and Lee Hoon and others), North Korea: Life Inside the Secret State, Rory Peck Award for Features.[6]
  • Ben Steele, Hunted, Sony Impact Award.[6]
  • Khaled Abu Ghali, Martin Adler Prize.

2015[edit]

  • Zein Al-Rifai, Aleppo: Life in Ruins, Rory Peck Award for News.
  • Zmnako Ismael, On the Road with Yazidis Fleeing Islamic State, Rory Peck Award for News Features.
  • Haider Ali, Pakistan’s Hidden Shame, Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs.
  • Hassan Ashwor, Martin Adler Prize.

2016[edit]

  • Will Vassilopoulos, Fear and Desperation: Refugees and Migrants Pour into Greece, Rory Peck Award for News.
  • Marco Salustro, Libya's Migrant Trade: Europe or Die, Rory Peck Award for News Features.
  • Marcel Mettelsiefen, Children on the Frontline: The Escape, Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs.
  • Angel Istek Alcu, Martin Adler Prize.

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