Nominees and winners of World Press Photo Contest never fail to give us chills and leave us in awe, shock and with mixed emotions. The World Press Photo Foundation has just announced nominees of its 63rd annual contest, as well as its Digital Storytelling Contest. They come from all over the world, making yet another stunning and powerful collection of images.
What’s up, photography fans! It’s Martin from All about Street Photography channel and today I would like to talk about a series of photographs. Placing third in the 2019 Photo Contest of the World Press Photo Awards in the Long-Term Projects, Stories. Let’s check out the State of Decay by Alejandro Cegarra.
For the first time in its 62-year-long history, World Press Photo Foundation disinvited a photographer from the annual awards ceremony. Andrew Quilty won third place in this years’ contest in the Spot News, Stories category, but he didn’t attend the show. The reason is alleged reports of his “inappropriate behavior.”
The World Press Photo Foundation has announced winners of its 62nd annual World Press Photo of the Year contest and the 9th annual World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest. The finalists were announced back in February, and now the best of the best have been selected to win the prestigious awards.
62nd year in a row, The World Press Photo Foundation has run the renowned World Press Photo of the Year contest. The finalists of the 2019 contest have just been announced, and these are powerful images that tell stories from all over the world.
In a break from the past, World Press Photo (WPP) released the short list of finalists in advance of naming the winners to their annual contest – arguably the most prestigious in all of photojournalism.1 The photos are remarkable for their composition, exposure and intimacy. But judging by the subject matter one might surmise that we’re living in a hellish dystopia, or that the jury believes pain and suffering is the most valid form of photojournalism.
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.
Burhan Ozbilici, the photographer who documented the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey, won the World Press Photo of the Year. On December 19, 2016, he was at an exhibition opening in Ankara, when the incident occurred. As he said back then, he was only doing his job. As the crowd started panicking, Ozbilici remained calm and documented what he witnessed. The photo went viral almost instantly and the reactions were different and pretty intense.
Eyebrows were raised in the photojournalism community yesterday when World Press Photo – an industry stalwart – announced the creation of a new contest that would “not have rules limiting how images are produced.” The contest would allow staged and manipulated images – dubbed “creative documentary photography” – in support of contemporary storytelling.
One the one hand, this is outrageous. It’s more than a matter of semantics to reappropriate the meaning of “journalism” and “documentary.” Lives have literally been lost in the pursuit of the ideals espoused by these words.
But let’s take a step back and acknowledge that the contest is still unnamed and that “creative documentary photography” is, perhaps, a working title for an unfinished product.