Photos captured during the last days of resistance by Gaddafi loyalists in Libya have won the photography prize at the Bayeux-Calvados Awards for War Correspondents.

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