Finbarr O'Reilly Photographer

Finbarr O’Reilly (born 1971 Swansea) is a Canadian photographer, who in February 2006 won the premier award of the 49th annual World Press Photo contest. He is a 2013 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. O’Reilly was born in Swansea in South Wales and raised in Dublin, Ireland until he moved with his family to Vancouver, Canada at the age of nine. He was later an arts correspondent for The Globe and Mail and then spent three years writing pop culture and entertainment pieces for the National Post. He joined Reuters as a freelance correspondent in 2001. In 2003 he co-produced The Ghosts of Lomako, a documentary about conservation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the same year he co-directed the documentary, The Digital Divide about technology in the developing world. The international jury of the World Press Photo contest selected a color image of O'Reilly of Reuters as the World Press Photo of the Year 2005. The picture shows the emaciated fingers of a one-year-old child pressed against the lips of his mother at an emergency feeding clinic in Niger. He is based in Dakar, Senegal. He is currently Reuters chief photographer for West and Central Africa.

Personal details

Date of birth
1971
Nationality
United Kingdom,Canada
Places lived
Swansea , United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories

Art forms 1

Form Contemporaries
1.Photography
born 1957
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born 1970

Artworks

1.Mother and child at emergency feeding center

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2.World Press Photo of the Year 2005

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Awards won

2005 World Press Photo of the Year

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World Press Photo of the Year 2005 Award-Winning Work
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2005 World Press Photo Award for People in the News

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Mother and child at emergency feeding center Award-Winning Work
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Wikipedia

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