Cruise - 2006
Affluent Lebanese drive down the street to look at a destroyed neighborhood August 15, 2006 in southern Beirut, Lebanon. As the United Nations brokered cease fire between Israel and Hezbollah enters its first day, thousands of Lebanese returned to their homes and villages.
Awards: World Press Photo of the Year - 2006
Spencer Platt (b. 1970, USA) joined Getty Images in 2001. Currently he covers stories in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. His work has appeared in such publications as Time, Newsweek, Stern, Paris Match and the Los Angeles Times, among others. Platt has won numerous awards for his work throughout the world including Photography of the Year (POY) and the NPPA Year in Pictures. In 2006, Platt received the coveted World Press Photo of the Year award for this image in taken in Beirut.
Platt has recently teamed up with Doctors without Borders (MSF) to focus on neglected humanitarian situations throughout the world. With DWB he has covered the plight of displaced Congolese, the Kurds in Turkey and the war ravaged villages of Central African Republic. His coverage of the plight of Somali refugees in Kenya is his latest project with Doctors without Borders.