Documentary assignments

Årets pressebilde 2009

Burial of Ayla. Helge Bjørgan's family- and hunting dog.  The prized double champion Finnish Hound had been shot during training by a farmer claiming it had barked at some sheep. When Helge buried the family dog outside Sandnes he had yet to tell his own children that Ayla was dead. Digital file 29.09.09 Sandnes. VG

Årets pressebilde er på mange måter unikt. Bildet er teknisk og kompositorisk bortimot fullkomment. Det er en poetisk skildring som gjør at den emosjonelle klassen blir enda større.
— Jury