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Australian photojournalist, Daniel Berehulak, wins coveted award for his stunning body of work documenting the Ebola epidemic for The New York Times.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - SEPTEMBER 05, 2014: James Dorbor, 8, suspected to have Ebola, is rushed in by medical staff wearing protective clothing into the JFK Ebola treatment centre on September 05, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. James Dorbor, 8, had been sick and showing symptoms of Ebola for previous 3-4 days - extreme weakness, loss of appetite, toileting and vomiting.. Edward, James father first took the boy to the S.O.S clinic, nearby for treatment, but being an ordinary hospital medical staff were too afraid to treat the boy. Edward then walked James to the JFK Ebola treatment facility nearby. That day the scene outside of the JFK was chaotic. One boy lay dead in the back of an ambulance, as three of his family members sat inside with the body. Two family members lay in the back of a taxi unable to move. Others lay strewn on the dirt, underneath a shelter, too weak to stand, some laying on benches. James lay on the dirt outside of the JFK centre for hours waiting to be admitted. Edward fought hard to get his son to drink fluids but to no avail. At one point James convulsed for a few minutes and then lay motionless. Onlookers gasped and Edward reacted believing that his son had passed, but the boy still hung on for a few more hours. Late in the afternoon, the gates opened and the waiting people rushed in to the clinic leaving James on the ground as he was unable to move on his own. His father was too afraid to carry him as he only had a pair of gloves on and onlookers were already worried that he had had too much contact with his son. Edward ran to he heavy gate and beat on the door to get attention and informed them frantically of James condition. It took health workers some time to dress themselves in protective clothing and then rushed the boy inside once the area had been sprayed with chlorine surrounding the boy. According to health officials, James passed away shortly after being admitted.
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Reportage by Getty Images’ photojournalist Daniel Berehulak has won the prestigious Visa d’Or Features Award at Visa Pour l’Image, the international festival of photojournalism held annually in Perpignan, France.

The award-winning Australian photojournalist has been recognised for his ground-breaking body of work covering the Ebola epidemic for The New York Times, which was captured over a period of 14 weeks. Daniel spent time in rural and urban areas of West Africa and his imagery documents the difficult, heart-breaking work carried out by aid workers and the local communities. He also captured compelling images of Ebola survivors and their families. His portfolio is testament to the humanity of Ebola’s victims, and to the resilience of the health workers and civilians who struggled to care for them.

Getty Images’ Vice President, Photo Assignments, Editorial Partnerships and Development, Aidan Sullivan says: “All of us at Getty Images Reportage congratulate our esteemed colleague Daniel Berehulak and The New York Times for Daniel’s stunning body of work documenting the Ebola Epidemic . This harrowing and award-winning project is a testament to Daniel’s ground-breaking skill, dedication and talent.

Daniel’s Ebola project has also been recently recognized with a Pulitzer Prize. Click here to view and learn more about Daniel’s award-winning project.

Reportage by Getty Images photojournalist Daniel Berehulak receives Visa d’Or Features Award for The New York Times