Gold 2021 / Editorial / Conflict

The Last Days of Stepanakert

  • Prizes
    Gold in Editorial/Conflict, 1st place winner in Editorial
  • Company
    Freelance
  • Photographer
    Ricardo Garcia Vilanova

An unresolved decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mostly ethnic Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan near the border between the two countries, flared up on September 27, resulting in the killing of thousands of soldiers and civilians on both sides over the next six weeks. The latest escalation of violence was the worst seen since the 1990s, turning Stepanakert - the de facto capital of the breakaway state, which calls itself the Republic of Artsakh - into a fading and besieged city. These were the last days of Stepanakert

Freelance photographer for 15 years. Specialized in conflict zones and humanitarian crises. During the last few years he has covered the Arab springs , the ISIS conflict and continues today with several trips a year focused on Libya, Syria and Iraq, he has also worked on Other countries such as Afghanistan, CAR, Nigeria, Niger, Chad,Sudan, Haiti, Palestine, Yemen. Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Bolivia, among others.