The Military Visual Awards (MVA) has announced the winning photos for 2020 that were captured and submitted by military photographers around the world. This year, the organization added a new category titled “Pandemic” for a total of 10 categories.
Each of the MVA’s categories was judged by Tom Brenner, a White House photojournalist for Reuters, Ariana Drehsler, a freelance photographer for the New York Times, and Richard Tsong Taatarii, a World Press Photo Winner and Photographer at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. The organization says that it received more than 2,000 photos from around the world this year, similar to the last year’s awards.
Military Visual Awards 2020 Photographer of the Year
Dana Beesley, a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, was the recipient of the organization’s top award: the 2020 MVA Photographer of the Year. According to the MVA, Beesley started her military career in 2015 and graduated from the Defense Information School in 2016. She has since gone on to attend the Military Photojournalism Program at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, graduating in 2018. She is currently serving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina.
Beesley’s winning photo series is below:
Below are the remaining nine categories and each of the winners:
All the images below are part of the winning Picture Story and were captured by Corban Lundborg.
Image credits: All images individually credited and used courtesy of the Military Visual Awards.