Announcement from Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl and Director of Photography MaryAnne Golon :
We’re delighted to announce that Sudarsan Raghavan and Carolyn Van Houten have each won major awards from the Overseas Press Club, making The Washington Post a two-time winner in this year’s prestigious annual contest.
For his remarkable reporting on “Yemen’s War & Humanitarian Crisis”, Sudarsan is the winner of the 2018 Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper, news service or digital reporting for abroad. The judges have cited his “classic intrepid solo reporting matched with beautiful writing, human faces and big picture analysis.”
For her extraordinary photography from the migrant caravans in Mexico, Carolyn is the winner of the 2018 Robert Capa Award for best photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise, as published in any medium. The judges have noted that Carolyn is being honored “not just for her talent as a photographer, but for her compassion and courage in storytelling.”
For their outstanding work on “Syria: Reflections from a Shattered Land,” Tamer El-Ghobashy, Louisa Loveluck, Liz Sly and Alice Martins are being recognized with a runners-up citation in for the Bob Considine Award for best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of foreign affairs.
Additionally, Kadir van Lohuizen and Yuri Kozyrev received a runners up citation in the feature photography content for their majestic work on “Arctic: New Frontier”, with support from Fondation Carmignac.
These awards are testament to the quality of The Post’s international coverage from a growing team of correspondents, photographers and videographers deployed around the world. They also reflect our commitment to the difficult and dangerous work required to deliver on-the-ground journalism that brings scrutiny to what is most consequential.