Kevin Frayer, a Canadian photojournalist currently based in China, has won the 2015 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award.
The award was set up by Hondros's fiancée to honour
the photojournalist who was killed on 20 April 2011 in a mortar attack in Misrata, Libya.
Frayer will receive a $20,000 (£13,400) grant to help him continue his work. He told Time Magazine: "My goal would be to take every cent and to put it towards something that I hope Chris Hondros would be proud of."
We have long been big fans of Frayer's work here at
IBTimes UK, and his work has featured in many of our most popular galleries. We compile a selection of our favourite photos here. Hundreds of Tibetan Buddhist monks take part in a special prayer during Monlam Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Snow falls as Buddhist monks take part in a procession at the monastery Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Tibetan Buddhist monks of the Gelug, or Yellow Hat order, carry a large thangka of Buddha Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A huge thangka showing Buddha is unveiled during Monlam or the Great Prayer rituals at the Labrang Monastery Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Performers wearing traditional costumes prepare to appear in a Spring Festival celebration at a Temple Fair in Beijing Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A performer wearing traditional clothing waits to appear in a Spring Festival celebration Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A woman holds incense while praying with others at the Yonghegong Lama Temple Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A Chinese man reacts as firecrackers he lit explode during celebrations of the Lunar New Year in Beijing Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A boy runs with sparklers during celebrations of the Lunar New Year in Beijing Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A Chinese man holds his son as they wait at a railway station in Beijing, before travelling in the Spring Festival holiday period Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Chinese police officers march past travellers heading home for the Spring Festival holiday from a railway station in Beijing Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A police officer watches over a crowd of travellers heading home for the Spring Festival from a railway station in Beijing Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Kazakh hunters ride with their eagles during a local competition in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, north-western China Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A Kazakh horseman watches the eagle hunting competition Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Spectators watch the action in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, north-western China Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A drag queen who goes by the name Shancun has a drink with customers after performing at the Chunai 98 club in Nanning, Guangxi Province, southern China Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A drag queen who goes by the stage name of Caomei gets ready backstage before performing at the Chunai 98 club in Nanning Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Drag queens perform at the Chunai 98 club in Nanning, Guangxi Province, southern China Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Mourners light candles in the shape of a heart at a makeshift memorial at the site of a stampede on the Bund in Shanghai Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A cashier waits for customers at a grocery store in Beijing Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A Christian convert sits in a small tub of water as he is baptised by a pastor at an underground independent Protestant church in Beijing Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A woman sorts plastic items into crates Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A man wheels collected goods through Dong Xiao Kou village Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A Chinese woman wears a facekini as she swims in the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China. The locally designed mask is worn by many local women to protect them from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun's ultraviolet rays Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A woman swims in Qingdao while wearing a facekini as protection against jellyfish stings, algae and the sun's rays Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Uighur children play with balloons on the Eid holiday in an alleyway in old Kashgar, Xinjiang Kevin Frayer/Getty Images People wait at a bus stop in old Kashgar Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Uighur women laugh as they take care of their children at home before the Eid holiday in Old Kashgar Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A groom is carried on the shoulders of a friend as he dances with others at his wedding celebration Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A bride talks with a friend at her wedding Kevin Frayer/Getty Images