World Press Photo - World wide stories told through visual journalism

May 10, 2023 | Cosmina Marcela OLTEAN ArtPage

World Press Photo is on world tour again, presenting the world the stories that matter, bringing some of the biggest social and political issues to the fore. Judging of the 2023 World Press Photo Contest took place from 14 January to 24 February 2023 and involved regional juries and a global jury. The regional juries first made a selection of entries per category in their regions, after which the global jury decided on the regional winners, and from those, the global winners.

Presenting the results of the 2023 World Press Photo Contest, the annual exhibition showcases the best and most important photojournalism and documentary photography of the last year. The winners were chosen by an independent jury that reviewed more than 60,448 photographs entered by 3,752 photographers.

The photographs that we have chosen to represent 2022 are indicative of this moment in time, and will serve as historical documents of what the year was like for future generations to look back on and hopefully learn from,” said 2023 Contest global jury chair Brent Lewis.

Representing major news events and important moments overlooked by the mainstream media in 2022, the 2023 World Press Photo Contest winning works call attention to some of the most pressing issues facing the world today – from the devastating documentation of the war in Ukraine and historic protests in Iran, to the realities in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, and the many faces of the climate crisis in countries ranging from Morocco to Australia to Peru to Kazakhstan”, we learn from sources within WPP.

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The 24 regional winners and six honorable mentions - covering stories from the front lines of conflict, culture, identity, migration, memories of lost past and glimpses of near and distant futures - were selected by an independent jury out of more than 60,000 entries by 3,752 photographers from 127 countries.

From these, the 2023 Contest jury selected four global winners:

World Press Photo of the Year : Mariupol Maternity Hospital Airstrike by Evgeniy Maloletka, Ukraine, Associated Press;

World Press Photo Story of the Year : The Price of Peace in Afghanistan - Mads Nissen, Denmark, Politiken/Panos Pictures;

World Press Photo Long-Term Project Award : Battered Waters - Anush Babajanyan, Armenia, VII Photo/National Geographic Society;

World Press Photo Open Format Award : Here, The Doors Don't Know Me - Mohamed Mahdy, Egypt.

The annual World Press Photo Contest, representing major news events and important moments overlooked by the mainstream media, recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. To offer a more global and better geographic balance of perspectives, the World Press Photo Foundation launched a regional strategy last year, changing the set-up of the annual contest and the judging.

World Press Photo is on a mission to connect the world to the less-explored stories, rendered as they actually are, through visuals.

If you want to visit WPP in your country or near you, the exhibition calendar can be consulted here, 

Știri și povești din lumea artei, a jurnalismului și turismului cultural. Recenzii de expoziții, prezentări de film și file de călătorie.

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