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Barbara Davidson won the Community Awareness Award, one of the premier categories, for her project documenting innocent victims of gang violence. Among the images is this one, of Jamiel Shaw Sr. grieving over the coffin of his son Jamiel Jr. at his funeral service. Jamiel, a 17-year-old high school football star was gunned down by suspected gang members near his home in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Barbara Davidson won first place in the Issue Reporting Picture Story category for her collection of images documenting the physical and emotional pains that linger for victims of gang violence and their families. The image shows 10-year-old Erica Miranda who was shot three times in the back, knee and hip while playing basketball outside her home in Compton when a young man walked up to a crowded street corner and started firing a handgun in what police believe was a gang assault.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Barbara Davidson won first place in the Feature Picture Story category for her images of 4-year-old Josue Hercules, who was stuck in the back of the head by a stray bullet from a gang shooting. This image was taken several weeks later, with Josue resisting as a nurse prepared to draw blood. Doctors recommended intensive therapy in order to train the healthy part of Josue’s brain to take over functions previously performed by the wounded part.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Michael Robinson Chavez's portfolio received a second place award in the Photographer of the Year-Newspaper category. His images included this one taken after the earthquake in Chile showing the parents of 7-year-old Cecilia Rojas watch her body being placed into a casket in a makeshift morgue at a school gymnasium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Liz O. Baylen won second place in the Multimedia Portfolio category for a collection of online projects. One of the pieces, "A debilitating medical mystery," explored the mysterious issue of five babies born over 14 months in Kettleman City, CA, with cleft lips and palates, Down syndrome or heart problems. The piece also received third place in the Issue Reporting Story-Multimedia category.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Carolyn Cole placed second in the Impact 2010 category for her image of an oil-coated pelican struggling to move after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Carolyn Cole won third place in the Issue Reporting Picture Story category for her series of images documenting the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Sachi Cunningham's video "They've struck oil, but they're not rich" was awarded second place in the Impact 2010-Multimedia category. The video documented Phan Plork's passion, shrimping, which was his livelihood ­until an oil gusher fouled the waters off the Louisiana coast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sachi Cunningham / Los Angeles Times

Wally Skalij received an award of excellence in the Sports Portfolio category for his body of work that included this image of a freestyle skier competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Wally Skalij received a second place in the Winter Olympics category for this image of Italy's Peter Fill crashing on the last gate in the Men's Super-G competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Katie Falkenberg received an award of excellence in the Issue Reporting Story-Multimedia category for her project on the Prescott family, residents of the high desert community of Mission Crest, which has become a ghost town due to economic downturn, foreclosures and short sales.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times photo editing staff won the Angus McDougall Overall Excellence in editing award and placed first in the Newspaper Editing Portfolio. It got Best Use-Online Publications and received a second place award for Best use of Photography for newspapers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

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The winners of the 68th Annual Pictures of the Year International competition were announced this week by the University of Missouri School of Journalism.  Los Angeles Times photojournalist Barbara Davidson won several top awards in the newspaper division for her work documenting the pain and suffering of victims and their families in the aftermath of gang violence.  Stories from Davidson’s project, “Caught in the crossfire,” received the Community Awareness Premiere Award and also received the Issue Reporting Picture Story award and Feature Picture Story award, and the project was a finalist for Documentary Project of the Year.

Additional Premiere Awards, including Photographer of the Year, went to Damon Winter of the New York Times for newspapers and Adrees Latif of Reuters in the freelance/agency division. Fernando Moleres’ work documenting juveniles in African prisons received the World Understanding award, and freelance photographer Steve Winter won the Global Vision award for images of India’s Kaziranga National Park and efforts to protect its animals. Documentary Project of the Year was awarded to the Washington Post for its multimedia series “Coming home a different person,” which examined traumatic brain injuries suffered by members of the U.S. military.

Other members of the Los Angeles Times visual journalism department receiving awards were Michael Robinson Chavez, who was second place Newspaper Photographer of the Year, and Liz O. Baylen, whose work took second place in Multimedia Portfolio of the Year category. Individual category awards were also won by Times staffers Carolyn Cole, Sachi Cunningham, Katie Falkenberg and Wally Skalij.

In the POYi  editing competition, The Times received the Angus McDougall Overall Excellence in Editing Award for the sixth time in eight years. The Times also won first for best use of online photography.

See the full list of winners, and here are links to some of the work.

Photo: Pictures of the Year International award winning photos from, clockwise from top left, Los Angeles Times staffers Barbara Davidson, Liz O. Baylen, Carolyn Cole and Wally Skalij.

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