The convulsive political protests in Thailand last year were the first violent breaking news story that Agnes Dherbeys has covered. She sought to bring the same empathy that characterizes her feature work to the often bloody street scenes in Bangkok.
Her approach has earned Ms. Dherbeys, 34, the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award from the Overseas Press Club of America. The medal honors the “best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise.” Ms. Dherbeys, a freelancer, was on assignment for The New York Times. “Her images are close-up, powerful and direct,” the citation said.