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Pulitzer Center Update May 4, 2015

Tomas van Houtryve's Blue Sky Days Wins International Photography Awards

Image by Tomas van Houtryve. United States, 2014.

A drone's-eye view of America reveals the changing nature of war, privacy, and government...

Tomas Van Houtryve's Blue Sky Days project, which reveals a drone's-eye view of America, has recently received several top honors including International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Photojournalism and Pictures of the Year International Award of Excellence Issue Reporting.

He has been honored previously for his drone photography by the White House News Photographers Association for First Prize Multimedia; World Press Photo Second Prize Contemporary Issues; and TIME Magazine's Top 10 Photos of 2014.

"Blue Sky Days" also won Photographic Museum of Humanity 2015 Grant first prize, from a distinguished jury including James Estrin of The New York Times, Christopher Anderson of Magnum Photos, Arianna Rinaldo of Cortona On The Move Festival, and Roberto Huarcaya of Centro de la Imagen de Lima.

Van Houtryve's photography and writing often focus on aspects of contemporary warfare and those activities of the modern state that are notable for their near invisibility, such as drones, surveillance, nuclear testing, and Cold War ideology. His work also been featured in solo exhibitions of his work in Paris, New York City, Spain and Italy. He is a member of VII Photo Agency.