The Oversees Press Club Anual Award
On April 28 the Oversees Press Club celebrated
the work of Agnes Dherbeys with the prestigious Robert Capa Medal. The
award is given annually to photojournalists covering international
stories and show exceptional "courage and enterprise." Dherbeys'
coverage of the anti-government protests in Thailand last spring earned
her the award. Dherbeys is fitting candidate with international roots
and recently fallen colleagues. The freelance photojournalist is based
out of Bangkok and was born in Korea. As a child she grew up in France
where she was inspired by the images of the award namesake, Robert Capa.
The ceremony was bittersweet for all this year as the lives, work, and
tragic fate of former Capa Medal winners and international conflict
photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were honored at the
awards dinner and by Dherbeys herself.
Photo District News.