Awards & Competitions

Yuri Kozyrev Wins POYi’s 2011 Freelance Photographer of the Year Award

February 16, 2012

By David Walker

©Yuri Kozyrev

Rebels in Ras Lanuf, Libya fought last spring against troops loyal to former dictator Moammar Gaddafi.

Russian freelance photographer Yuri Kozyrev has been named the 2011 Photographer of the Year in the freelance/agency category of the Pictures of the Year International competition. Judges said his portfolio “presented a stunning report on the Libya revolution.” Kozyrev, who is represented by the NOOR photo agency, won two first place POYi awards last week, during the first round of...

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