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World Press Photo, Budapest (+music)
Transcript of World Press Photo, Budapest (+music)
WINDOW TO THE WORLD
Each year, World Press Photo invites photographers from across the globe to participate in the World Press Photo Contest, the top photojournalism competition worldwide.
World Press Photo is run as an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where World Press Photo was founded in 1955.
Should be there a hierarchy of issues for the World Press Photo awards, and if so then what they should be?
Does an issue or event deserve to win a photography competition if it isn’t well photographed?
An independent international jury of 19 experts judges all entries in Amsterdam.
How do you compare human-rights abuse perpetrated against an individual with what is happening to a large group?
, Chair of the 2014 Jury
We determined that we were judging the photography of issues and events, and not the events and issues themselves.
st Prize Sports Features Stories
nd Prize Sports Action Singles
Heptathlon athlete Nadja Casadei participated in both World and European Championships in athletics, before being diagnosed with lymphatic cancer, in the summer of 2013. Casadei kept up her regime and her spirits during her period of chemotherapy, and declared her intention to try for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
st Prize Observed Portraits Stories
, Poland, for PAP-Polska Agencja Prasowa
Pawel Starzyk of Poland competes in the slalom of the men’s super-combined at the International Polish Alpine Skiing Championship, on 24 March.
st Prize Staged Portraits Stories
, The Netherlands
Hannah (7) and Alena (9) are two sisters who live in Merkenbrechts, a village of 170 inhabitants in Waldviertel, an isolated rural area of Austria, near the Czech border.
rd Prize Staged Portraits Stories
People who have opted to withdraw from conventional society live as hermits in isolated natural surrounds, across Russia and Ukraine.
, Russia, Salt Images
Utrish national park, on the northern shores of the Black Sea, has been a favorite spot for nudists since the 1960s. Nudism was frowned upon by Soviet society, but there was a resurgence in naturist clubs and beaches after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
nd Prize Daily Life Singles
, USA, VII, for National Geographic
African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night raise their phones in an attempt to catch an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad.
rd Prize Nature Stories
, USA, Noor for The New York Times
People mourn the death of a 24-year-old Syrian Army lieutenant, in a village in the coastal province of Latakia. The soldier had been killed in an ambush at the other end of the country. Fatalities in the Syrian conflict at the time were thought to exceed 100,000.
nd Prize Staged Portraits Stories
, Germany, for National Geographic
A five-year-old infant bonobo appears curious at being observed, near Kokolopori, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Bonobos, along with chimpanzees, are our closest living relatives. They are also among the least-studied of primates.
st Prize Observed Portraits Singles
st Prize Staged Portraits Singles
st Prize Spot News Singles
rd Prize Spot News Singles
st Prize Contemporary Issues Stories
rd Prize Sports Features Stories
Mexico, La Vanguardia/El Guardían
st Prize Daily Life Stories
st Prize Sports Action Singles
, France, Agence Vu
Egyptian bodybuilders pose with their mothers. In Egypt, perfecting one’s physique is a popular pursuit, and can be a source of family pride.
, Germany, The Associated Press
A woman is turned away disappointed at the close of the third and final day of the lying-in-state of former South African president Nelson Mandela, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, on 13 December. Over 100,000 people lined up to pay respects to the former leader, but many were unable to gain access in time to file past the casket.
, USA, Omaha World Herald
Members of the Legends Football League hope to help establish American football for women not only in the US, but in Australia and Europe as well. The league was formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, but players say they hope that in the future games won’t be about sex appeal, but a showcase for women’s sport.
, Argentina, La Nación
Pablo MacDonough falls at a match during the Argentine Polo Open Championship, on 1 December. As an individual, MacDonough was ranked fifth in the world. His team, La Dolfina, won the championship.
, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images
Blind albino students stand in a dorm at the Vivekananda Mission School, a boarding school for the blind, in West Bengal, India. The school teaches vital skills to blind children from underprivileged backgrounds, who might otherwise have to beg for a living.
Victims lie in the rubble, on the day after the Rana Plaza building in Savar, Bangladesh, collapsed. The relationship between the two people is not known.
The Rana Plaza accommodated five garment factories. In the days following the disaster, more than 800 bodies were visually identified by relatives, or by using ID cards or personal possessions
, France, Agence France-Presse
Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan carry religious images in Tolosa, on the island of Leyte, in central Philippines, ten days after the storm made landfall. One of the strongest typhoons ever recorded, Haiyan raged through 47 provinces, causing immense destruction. Over a million houses were damaged, half of them totally destroyed, and more than 4 million people were displaced.
Sara Naomi Lewkowicz
, USA, for Time
Domestic violence is frequently seen as a private crime, obscured from outsiders even by its victims.
, Mexico, La Vanguardia/El Guardían
Police arrive at a scene where five bodies had been discovered under an overpass in Saltillo, Coahuila, northeast Mexico, in the early hours of 8 March. Rival organized-crime groups and drug cartels in Mexico often send messages to each other through such public displays
, El Salvador, El Faro
El Salvador has one of the highest homicide rates in the world, much of it gang related. In many cases, the only way of identifying murder victims is by clothes they were buried in.
MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY
26.09.2014 - 26.10.2014
, USA, The New York Times
nd Prize Spot News Stories
On 21 September, masked gunmen opened fire at the Westgate shopping mall, in Nairobi, Kenya. The upmarket mall was popular among expats and the Kenyan elite. In a siege that lasted four days, at least 60 people died and up to 200 were injured. A woman and two children hide during the attack. They eventually escaped unharmed.
st Prize Contemporary Issues Singles