Getty Images Photographers have been recognized by the 10th Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards with the following awards:
Third Prize: “Devastation Philippines”
An emotional goodbye as the reality of leaving home hits him, a Filipino man cries while on board a US military C-130 aircraft as he is about to be evacuated along with thousands of victims of typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban.
A body is seen in the ocean in Tacloban surrounded by the destruction it was washed up from typhoon Haiyan.
In Tacloban, the elderly and many injured are evacuated to a US military C-130 aircraft along with thousands of victims of typhoon Haiyan
In Tacloban, emotions run high as a chaotic scene develops at the airport during a mass evacuation of thousands of victims of typhoon Haiyan.
In Tacloban, a pregnant woman is seen at a makeshift clinic at the airport waiting to be evacuated after typhoon Haiyan.
In Tacloban, A woman grieves over the body of her husband at a makeshift clinic who just died from injuries suffered from typhoon Haiyan.
Special Prize by Jury: “Shane and Maggie”
Maggie had two children, Memphis, age 2, and Kayden, age 4. Maggie had separated from their father several months prior to beginning her relationship with Shane.
One month into their courtship, Shane had Maggie’s name tattooed on his neck in large black letters.
After a night out at a local bar in Lancaster, Maggie left after becoming jealous of another woman flirting with Shane. Upon arriving home, Shane flew into a rage, angry that Maggie had “abandoned him” at the bar, and he screamed that Maggie had betrayed him, at one point accusing his friend (not pictured) of trying to pursue her sexually.
Shane flung Maggie back into the kitchen when she tried to escape. He told her, at one point, that she could either get beaten up in the kitchen, or come into the basement with him so that they could talk alone. Maggie refused to be alone with him, saying she was fearful of what he might do without witness around.
As Shane and Maggie continued to fight, Memphis ran into the room and refused to leave Maggie’s side. Shane continued to scream in Maggie’s face as Memphis wedged herself between them. At some point, the toddler had stopped crying and began trying to soothe her weeping mother.
A resident of the house called the police, who arrived and arrested Shane. As he was being led away in handcuffs, Shane pled with Maggie not to let the police take him into custody, crying out, “Please, Maggie, I love you, don’t let them take me, tell them I didn’t do this!”
Maggie sat in front of her best friend Amy’s house and smoked the morning after the assault, while Kayden and Amy’s daughter Olivia, three, played in the window. A few days later, she decided to move to Alaska to be closer with her estranged husband and father of her children. Shane pled guilty to a count of domestic battery, and was given a nine month sentence. He was released in August 2013, five months later, on good behavior.