I have been awarded Picture of the Year in Norway for one of my images from Gaza.
It’s a true honor. I also received an award from my pictures from Donetsk in Eastern-Ukraine.
This picture won Picture of the Year and 1. price in News Picture of the Year.
From my picture essay after the crash of MH17.
“The first toast is for peace,” Vladimir, 28, proclaims as he fills four glasses with homemade vodka.
He is sitting with his friends on the airline seats of MH17. These green, pink and red seats were once attached to the Boeing 777 airliner of Malaysia Airlines headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. But on 17 July 2014, shortly after 5 p.m. local time, the plane with 298 passengers was shot down over the small village of Grabove.
Seven months have past after Malaysia Airlines MH17 was shot down in Grabovo in Eastern-Ukraine. Together with journalist Per Christian Selmer Andersen, we went back to the village close to the frontline to find out how the situation is there now. We found young men drinking vodka in the airline seats, children who can’t sleep at night and that only 10 percent of the adults are working. This feature have been published in Politiken, Svenska Dagbladet and Bergens Tidende, among others.
I was also there right after the crash in July. Here is that report.
During Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg visit to the Italian Republic, we got a exclusive peek in the inner workings of a trip like this.
Three 18 hour long days of work was quite hectic, but apparently normal for mr. Stoltenberg. Story in VG about an aggressive Russia and the barbaric ISIS.