Yannis Behrakis

Doctors Without Borders pays tribute to Yannis Behrakis

Doctors Without Borders (Medecins sans Frontieres) has published a video paying tribute to Yannis Behrakis, the late photojournalist whose poignant images helped raise international awareness of the plight of hundreds of thousands of refugees trying to escape war at the peak of the migrant crisis in Greece in 2015 and 2016.

‘I feel a very strong need to speak for those who have no voice’

"I feel a very strong need to speak for those people who have been treated unfairly or those who have no voice. This, I feel, is my mission," award-winning Greek photojournalist Yannis Behrakis, who died on Saturday, told Kathimerini in an interview first published on September 11, 2017.

Renowned photojournalist Yannis Behrakis dies at 58

Yannis Behrakis, one of Reuters' most decorated and best-loved photographers, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 58.

After joining the news wire 30 years ago, Behrakis covered many of the most tumultuous events around the world, including conflicts in Afghanistan and Chechnya, a huge earthquake in Kashmir and the Egyptian uprising of 2011.

The sky is the limit

Greek and EU flags flutter atop the Ministry of Finance next to a Ferris wheel recently placed in Athens's Syntagma Square during Christmas festivities in Greece, Thursday.  [Yannis Behrakis/Reuters]