Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

• Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

Russian freelance photographer Sergey Ponomarev, together with a team of photojournalists The New York Times - Mauricio Lima, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter - documented migrant crisis in Europe and the challenges faced by refugees from the Middle East, trying to find refuge in European countries. For his series of photographs the team won the Pulitzer Prize in the category "News Photo".

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

Migrants sailed on the Turkish boat to the village of Skala on the Greek island of Lesbos. The owner of the boat brought about 150 people and tried to escape back to Turkey, but he was arrested in Turkish territorial waters. (Sergey Ponomarev, The New York Times - 16 November 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

The desperate refugees trying to get into the train to Zagreb at the station Tovarnik on the Serbian border. When countries have tightened border controls at the border, thousands of migrants and refugees have focused on the Balkans, exacerbating tensions in the region, where there is still much opposition to ethnic groups and who was not ready to cope with migrant crisis. (Sergey Ponomarev, The New York Times - September 18, 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

Ahmad Majid in blue T-shirt in the middle of sleeping on the floor of the bus, along with his children, his brother Farid Majid, wearing a green sweater, other relatives and dozens of other refugees who departed from Budapest to Vienna. Hundreds of thousands of refugees, the majority - from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, have fled their homes, risked his life for the sake of dangerous travel in boats, illegal border crossings and long trips in buses and trains in search of asylum in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. (Mauricio Lima, The New York Times - September 5, 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

Migrants, accompanied by the Slovenian Special Forces, go past the church to registration camp near Dobova in Slovenia. On the way to Europe a record number of refugees crossed the border small Balkan countries, which are struggling to cope with so many people. (Sergey Ponomarev, The New York Times - 22 October 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

A man is trying to protect her child from blows of the police and tear gas at the border in the Serbian Khorgos. Armed riot police batons Hungarian used tear gas and water guns against hundred workers who breached the barbed wire and attempted to enter from Serbia to Hungary. (Sergey Ponomarev, The New York Times - September 16, 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

The refugees queuing for documents processing center in the Serbian Presevo. People stood in long lines in the hot sun, begging the guards to let them in. Register gave refugees to Serbia after to go further. In Serbia, they can join to legally remain in the country for 72 hours and get right to even stay in the hotel. (Sergey Ponomarev, The New York Times - August 27, 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

Dozens of families of refugees, mostly from Syria, were placed under the railway Keleti station in the center of Budapest. (Mauricio Lima, The New York Times - September 1, 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

The refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Morocco, Algeria and Somalia are trying to get the water, blankets, diapers and some clothes on the tenth day of their stay in the camp in Idomeni (Greece). They were not allowed to cross the border with Macedonia. Continue the path allowed only refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. (Mauricio Lima, The New York Times - 28 November 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

The Macedonian soldiers on the Greek side of the border fence built which separates the Macedonian town of Gevgelija from the Greek Idomeni where 2500 refugees denied entry into Europe. (Mauricio Lima, The New York Times - 28 November 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

Ruzhin Sheikh from Syria (left) carries his daughter Widad and her son Nabi (right) walks with other refugees along the railroad tracks before crossing the border with Hungary in the Serbian Khorgos. (Mauricio Lima, The New York Times - August 30, 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

Majid relatives sleeping child in her arms on a wheat field. They wait, when you can cross the barbed wire fence that separates Serbia from Hungary at Horgos. (Mauricio Lima, The New York Times - August 31, 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

The refugees are waiting in line to register at a reception center in the Macedonian Gevgelija to then take the train to Belgrade and continue their journey through the Balkans to Europe. (Mauricio Lima, The New York Times - 21 November 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

Migrants, accompanied by Slovenian special forces go along the dam to registration camp near Dobova. Despite the Europeans hope that the cold snap and a broken water will reduce the flow of migrants, new clashes in Syria and fears caused by the closure of borders, forced even more people to make a dangerous journey to be in Europe. (Sergey Ponomarev, The New York Times - 23 October 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

The family of refugees from Syria is heated by the fire, while others are in the queue to register at the reception camp in Gevgelija (Macedonia). (Mauricio Lima, The New York Times - 21 November 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

After experiencing storm and strong wind at the sea in Turkey, migrants arrive on rubber rafts to gear the shores of the island of Lesbos. Fearing raft overturn or holes, migrants jumped into ice water and quickly be sought on shore. This boy did it, as opposed to hundreds of others. (Tyler Hicks, The New York Times - 1 October 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

The body of a refugee who was trying to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey, on the island of Lesbos. The morning had been found and the three other bodies - 12-year-old girl, a middle-aged man and an old man. (Mauricio Lima, The New York Times - 1 November 2015)

Russian photojournalist Sergei Ponomarev won the Pulitzer Prize

Laith Majeed from Iraq to cry, holding the hands of a daughter and a son, when they made it safely to Kos in Greece on fragile rubber boat. (Daniel Etter, The New York Times - August 15, 2015)

A huge mountain of used lifejackets, breathing tubes and the deflated rubber boats - basic equipment that was used thousands of refugees had sailed over the Aegean Sea and came from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos. (Mauricio Lima, The New York Times - 7 November 2015)