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.

Tibetan Buddhist monks Labrang Monastery
Hundreds of Tibetan Buddhist monks take part in a special prayer during MonlamKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Tibetan Buddhist monks Labrang Monastery
Snow falls as Buddhist monks take part in a procession at the monasteryKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Tibetan Buddhist monks Labrang Monastery
Tibetan Buddhist monks of the Gelug, or Yellow Hat order, carry a large thangka of BuddhaKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Tibetan Buddhist monks Labrang Monastery
A huge thangka showing Buddha is unveiled during Monlam or the Great Prayer rituals at the Labrang MonasteryKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Chinese new year spring festival
Performers wearing traditional costumes prepare to appear in a Spring Festival celebration at a Temple Fair in BeijingKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Chinese new year spring festival
A performer wearing traditional clothing waits to appear in a Spring Festival celebrationKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Chinese new year spring festival
A woman holds incense while praying with others at the Yonghegong Lama TempleKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Chinese new year of the goat
A Chinese man reacts as firecrackers he lit explode during celebrations of the Lunar New Year in BeijingKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Chinese new year of the goat
A boy runs with sparklers during celebrations of the Lunar New Year in BeijingKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Kevin Frayer
A Chinese man holds his son as they wait at a railway station in Beijing, before travelling in the Spring Festival holiday periodKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Kevin Frayer
Chinese police officers march past travellers heading home for the Spring Festival holiday from a railway station in BeijingKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Chinese new year spring festival
A police officer watches over a crowd of travellers heading home for the Spring Festival from a railway station in BeijingKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Kazakh eagle hunters China
Kazakh hunters ride with their eagles during a local competition in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, north-western ChinaKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Kazakh eagle hunters China
A Kazakh horseman watches the eagle hunting competitionKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Kazakh eagle hunters China
Spectators watch the action in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, north-western ChinaKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Kevin Frayer
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 ChinaKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Kevin Frayer
A drag queen who goes by the stage name of Caomei gets ready backstage before performing at the Chunai 98 club in NanningKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Kevin Frayer
Drag queens perform at the Chunai 98 club in Nanning, Guangxi Province, southern ChinaKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Shanghai stampede
Mourners light candles in the shape of a heart at a makeshift memorial at the site of a stampede on the Bund in ShanghaiKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Kevin Frayer
A cashier waits for customers at a grocery store in BeijingKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Kevin Frayer
A Christian convert sits in a small tub of water as he is baptised by a pastor at an underground independent Protestant church in BeijingKevin Frayer/Getty Images
China recycling
A woman sorts plastic items into cratesKevin Frayer/Getty Images
China recycling
A man wheels collected goods through Dong Xiao Kou villageKevin Frayer/Getty Images
facekini
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 raysKevin Frayer/Getty Images
facekini
A woman swims in Qingdao while wearing a facekini as protection against jellyfish stings, algae and the sun's raysKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Pictures of the year festivals
Uighur children play with balloons on the Eid holiday in an alleyway in old Kashgar, XinjiangKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Uighur Kashgar
People wait at a bus stop in old KashgarKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Uighur Kashgar
Uighur women laugh as they take care of their children at home before the Eid holiday in Old KashgarKevin Frayer/Getty Images
uighur
A groom is carried on the shoulders of a friend as he dances with others at his wedding celebrationKevin Frayer/Getty Images
Uighur Kashgar
A bride talks with a friend at her weddingKevin Frayer/Getty Images