PHILIPPE LOPEZ, WINNER OF THE NEWS CATEGORY@ Philippe Lopez
Philippe Lopez was born in France in 1974 and has been working for AFP in Asia for 14 years. He began his career in 1999 in Cambodia as a freelancer and became AFP staffer the following year. In 2002 he was appointed as a photo editor in New Delhi as part of the agency's development of its South Asia photo desk. He then joined the regional headquarters in Hong Kong as a picture editor and, in 2009, he moved to Shanghai as a staff photographer. He returned to the Hong Kong bureau in 2011 where he is still based.