Athens, 21st December 2015
The board of the Foreign Press Association of Greece would like to congratulate our long-standing FPA member Yannis Behrakis for receiving The Guardian award for agency photographer of the year 2015.
Yannis Behrakis started working for Reuters in 1987. He has covered events ranging from wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo, Chechnya, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, the first and second Gulf wars, and the Arab Spring in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia to the funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran and the Greek crisis.
Some of his previous awards:
Overseas Press Club of America photography award (1999)
1st prize in the General News Stories category, by the World Press Photo Foundation for his work on Kosovo (2000)
The “Prix de Public”, Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondents for war correspondents, for his pictures of the liberation of Kabul (2002)
2012 award of excellence in Best of Photojournalism (BOP) in General news stories
He has been a member of the FPA since 1987.