credit: © AFP/ Fabio Bucciarelli

The award for Bucciarelli, a 32-year-old engineering graduate who specialises in digital imaging, comes less than six months after he won the 2013 Robert Capa Gold Medal for demonstrating ‘exceptional courage’ in capturing images of the Syrian conflict.

The latest honour was awarded to the AFP photographer as part of the Bayeux-Calvados Awards for War Correspondents, announced over the weekend.

The same awards saw Mexican-born photographer Javier Manzano win a French Ministry of Defence prize, also for images taken in Aleppo last year.