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Pulitzer Center Update March 9, 2018

'Finding Home' Wins 75th Annual Pictures of the Year International Competition

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Taimaa Abazli, 24, holds her new baby Heln in their tent at the Karamalis camp in Thessaloniki. Image by Lynsey Addario for TIME. Greece, 2016.
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Finding Home documents four families at the heart of Europe's refugee crisis. It's the story of...

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Taimaa Abazli, 24, holds her new baby Heln in their tent at the Karamalis camp in Thessaloniki. Image by Lynsey Addario for TIME. Greece, 2016.
Taimaa Abazli, 24, holds her new baby Heln in their tent at the Karamalis camp in Thessaloniki. Image by Lynsey Addario for TIME. Greece, 2016.

"Finding Home," a multimedia project focused on Syrian refugees, has won the 75th annual Pictures of the Year International competition. Winning in the online feature story visual editing category, this year-long project follows three refugee families who have recently given birth and follows their journeys as they navigate both raising a newborn and life as refugees in Europe. 

Supported by Pulitzer Center, TIME staff video journalist Francesca Trianni, Africa bureau chief Aryn Baker and award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario share the lives of these refugees through interviews, video, and images.

"Heln's First Year" follows the birth of Heln in a hospital near a refugee camp in Thessaloniki, Greece. Her parents are refugees who fled the conflict in Syria. The multimedia piece was created by overlaying photos and videos with text messages based on texts, voice mails and in person interviews. This unique project shows the daily difficult choices and uncertainties facing refugees. 

Pictures of the Year International (POY) is a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. POY is one of the oldest and most highly esteemed photojournalism programs and competitions. Recognizing excellence in photojournalism, multimedia, and visual editing, POY is dedicated to fostering worldwide citizen engagement by sponsoring educational public exhibitions.

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