Greek photographer Aris Messinis, who works for French news agency AFP, won the honour for pictures he captured during the battle for Sirte in October 2011, a few days before the death of the Libyan dictator.

Messinis, 35 – who is reportedly self-taught – has been AFP’s chief photographer in Greece since 2006.

The Bayeux-Calvados Awards for War Correspondents were set up in 1994.

Picture credit: Copyright 2011 – Libya – AFP/Aris Messinis