Best images of the year
World Press Photo, founded in 1955, is an independent nonprofit organization based in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), known for holding the largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest. Every year in February an independent international jury consisting of thirteen members, and composed of graphic designers, photographers and representatives of press agencies, select the winning photographs among those submitted the previous year by photojournalists, agencies, newspapers, magazines and photographers worldwide. The World Press Photo organization exercises no influence on the jury’s decisions.
Submitted entries are judged in the following categories:
- Spot News
- General News
- Sports Action
- Sports Feature
- Contemporary Issues
- Daily Life
- Observed Portraits
- Staged Portraits
Together with the main overall prize, the World Press Photo of the Year, three first prizes are awarded in each category -for single images as well as for pictures stories. In the first two categories an honorable mention in also received. After the contest the winning pictures are included in the travelling photo exhibition, which receives over a million visitors in 40 countries. In addition, a yearbook is published in six different languages.
55 prize-winning photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest
[notice]Make sure you also check out our article in Spanish about the 50 documentaries that will change your worldview: 50 documentales que cambiarán tu visión del mundo[/notice]
Translation of the original article in Spanish by Victoria Shevela
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