Agence VU' and Aurora Photos photographers were recently awarded at POY (Picture of the Year), an international photography competition where more than 190 photographers are honored.
Massimo Berruti, whose work is above, won Third Place for Photographer of the Year for his entire photographic work, and more particularly his recent work in Pakistan, Turkey and Egypt.
Michael Zumstein was recognized with the Award of Excellence for a News Picture story. The photograph above was taken during his reportage "Terror and tears in Central African Republic."
Thomas Haugersveen was also recognized with the Award of Excellence in the Portrait category for this image of Gunnar, a Nazi-era orphan who despite his own troubles, helps the poor in Romania.
Jim Lo Scalzo also won an Award of Excellence in the category Feature Multimedia Story for his story on Iowa’s County Fairs.
To see more of the awards at POY, click here