2018 World Press Photo of the Year announces the contest finalists [NSFW]

Feb 15, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

2018 World Press Photo of the Year announces the contest finalists [NSFW]

Feb 15, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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The World Press Photo Foundation has announced the finalist of their renowned World Press Photo of the Year contest. The 2018 contest is the 61st, and for the first time, the six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year are revealed.

Over 4,500 photographers from 125 countries submitted their photos. There were over 73,000 to judge. As always, the final selection of photos contains storytelling, powerful and moving images. However, some of them contain graphic content, so viewer discretion is advised.

The nominees include 42 photographers from 22countries all over the world. They are selected in eight categories, and these are:

  1. Contemporary Issues
  2. Environment
  3. General News
  4. Long-Term Projects
  5. Nature
  6. People
  7. Sports
  8. Spot news

The finalists of the Digital Storytelling Contest (previously known as the Multimedia Contest) have also been announced. This contest rewards the creators who produce “the best forms of visual journalism enabled by digital technologies and the spread of the Internet.”

The winner of the World Press Photo of the Year will be announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on 12 April 2018. The winners in each category will get the paid trip to the ceremony, a diploma, and a Golden Eye Award. The overall winner will be awarded 10,000 euros and a selection of Canon gear.

The first World Press Photo exhibition opens in De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, on 14 April 2018. From there, it will travel to 100 locations in 45 countries, and you can check whether it will be near you on this link. Take a look at the nominated photos below. If you’d like to learn more and view the entire collection, visit World Press Photo website.

© Patrick Brown (Australia) for Unicef
28 September 2017
The bodies of Rohingya refugees are laid out after the boat in which they were attempting to flee Myanmar capsized about eight kilometers off Inani Beach, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Around 100 people were on the boat before it capsized. There were 17 survivors.
© Adam Ferguson (United States) for The New York Times
21  September 2017
Aisha (14) stands for 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.
© Toby Melville (United Kingdom) for Reuters
22 March 2017
A passerby comforts an injured woman after Khalid Masood drove his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London, UK, killing five and injuring multiple others.
Ivor Prickett (Ireland) for The New York Times
15 March 2017
Civilians who had remained in west Mosul after the battle to take the city line up for aid in the Mamun neighbourhood.
© Ivor Prickett (Ireland) for The New York Times
12 July 2017
An unidentified young boy, who was carried 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.
© Ronaldo Schemidt (Venezuela) for Agence France Presse
3 May 2017
José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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