The photography contest aims to recognize the best individual exhibition that has contributed to the visual journalism of last year (2017). In this note you will find the works that faithfully represent the political, social, economic and human reality of our planet.
The 6 nominees of the 61st edition of the World Press Photo Contest of the Year were chosen from 73,044 photos submitted by 4,548 photographers from 125 countries. These are their stories:
1) Crisis in Rohingya – Patrick Brown (Australia), Panos Pictures, for UNICEF
September 28, 2017 – Rohingya refugee bodies are disposed after the ship where they were trying to flee from Myanmar sank about eight kilometers from Inani Beach, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. About 100 people were in the boat before capsizing. There were 17 survivors.
2) Boko Haram Tied The Suicide Bombs To Them. Somehow these teenagers survived. – Aisha, 14 years old – Adam Ferguson (Australia) for The New York Times
September 21, 2017 – Aisha (14) represents a portrait in Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria. After being kidnapped by Boko Haram, Aisha was assigned a suicide bombing mission, but managed to escape and find help instead of detonating the bombs.
3) Witnesses to the Immediate Consequences of an Attack in the Heart of London – Toby Melville (UK) | Reuters
March 22, 2017 – A passer-by comforts an injured woman after Khalid Masood drove his car against pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge in London, UK, killing five and injuring many others.
4) The Battle for Mosul – Alignment for Aid Distribution – Ivor Prickett (Ireland) for The New York Times
March 15, 2017 – Civilians who had stayed in western Mosul after the battle to take the city line for help in the Mamun neighborhood.
5) The Battle For Mosul – Child Is Cared For By Soldiers Of Iraqi Special Forces – Ivor Prickett (Ireland) for The New York Times
July 12, 2017 – An unidentified child, who was taken out of the last ISIS-controlled area in the Old City by a man suspected of being a militant, is cared for by Iraqi Special Forces soldiers.
6) Crisis in Venezuela – Ronaldo Schemidt (Venezuela) | France Media Agency
3 May 2017 – José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela.
The winner of this edition will be announced on April 12, 2018 and will take 10,000 euros and a selection of Canon brand camera equipment.
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