World Press Photo 2020
Winners & Nominees

Mulugeta Ayene, Relative Mourns Flight ET 302 Crash Victim, 2020 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year Nominee, Associated Press

The World Press Photo Foundation believes in the power of showing and the importance of seeing high-quality visual stories.

It all began in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organized an international contest World Press Photo to expose their work to a global audience.

For six decades, the World Press Photo Foundation has been working from its home in Amsterdam as an independent, nonprofit organization. In that time, the world has changed continuously, and new developments in the media and technology have transformed journalism and storytelling. Our mission has expanded, and we draw on our experience to guide visual journalists, storytellers, and audiences around the world through this challenging and exciting landscape.

Our purpose is to connect the world to the stories that matter. The Winners and Nominees for World Press Photo 2020 have been announced.

 

Sean Davey, Bushfire Evacuation Center, 2020 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Singles, 2nd Prize, for Agence France-Presse

Ramon Espinosa, Dorian’s Devastation, 2020 Photo Contest, Spot News, Singles, 3rd Prize, Associated Press

Esther Horvath, Polar Bear and her Cub, 2020 Photo Contest, Environment, Singles, 1st Prize, for The New York Times

Noah Berger, Battling the Marsh Fire, 2020 Photo Contest, Environment, Singles, 2nd Prize, for Associated Press

Alain Schroeder, Final Farewell, 2020 Photo Contest, Nature, Singles, 1st Prize

Maximilian Mann, Fading Flamingos, 2020 Photo Contest, Environment, Stories, 2nd Prize, DOCKS Collective

With our worldwide exhibitions, and festival, we showcase stories that make people stop, feel, think and act. Our contests reward the best in visual journalism and digital storytelling. Our Develop programs – the 6×6 Global Talent Program, the African Photojournalism Database, and the Joop Swart Masterclass – encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. Through our Explore program, we encourage debate and research on the important issues facing our community. Witness, our online magazine, publishes new talent and new thinking in visual journalism and storytelling.

 

Yasuyoshi Chiba, Straight Voice, 2020 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year, Agence France-Presse

Frédéric Noy, Lake Victoria Dying, 2020 Photo Contest, Environment, Singles, 3rd Prize, Panos Pictures

Mark Peterson, Hitler’s Birthday / Easter Weekend, 2020 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Singles, 3rd Prize, Redux Pictures, for New York

Alessio Mamo, Russian Mother and her Child at Al-Hol Camp, 2020 Photo Contest, General News, Singles, 2nd Prize, For L’Espresso

Romain Laurendeau, Kho, the Genesis of a Revolt, 2020 Photo Contest, World Press Photo Story of the Year

Accuracy, diversity, and transparency are our core values. We do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, gender, race or ethnic origin, religion, or sexual orientation, and we oppose discrimination and harassment in our community.

A New Vision

The horizons of the World Press Photo Foundation are expanding, because everything about the world, the press, and photography, is changing

 

Ivor Prickett, Injured Kurdish Fighter Receives Hospital Visit, 2020 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year Nominee, for The New York Times

Farouk Batiche, Clash with the Police During an Anti-Government Demonstration, 2020 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year Nominee, Deutsche Presse-Agentur

Tadas Kazakevičius, Between Two Shores, 2020 Photo Contest, Portraits, Stories, 3rd Prize

Tadas Kazakevičius, Between Two Shores, 2020 Photo Contest, Portraits, Stories, 3rd Prize

World

The world is a network of complex and diverse identities, with both everyday pleasures and persistent conflicts, human love, and ideologies of hate, small struggles and global challenges, all of which are illuminated by the power of visual storytelling. In this world, we are independent and impartial, connecting people who give us insights about the challenges we face.

Press

The essence of journalism is providing reliable information through the discipline of verification. Accuracy, diversity, and transparency are the core values we promote. New technologies have expanded the ways and means of doing journalism, meaning it is no longer synonymous with the printing press. The rise of digital technologies and the Internet has transformed the way we produce, publish, circulate and consume visual stories. Amidst this upheaval, our advocacy of free inquiry, free expression, free speech, and a free press is stronger than ever.

Photo

Photography is a lens-based practice which employs a sensor or film to produce a picture. The World Press Photo Foundation cherishes its heritage and supports the continued importance of photography. With the rise of new technologies, there are now numerous imaging practices. We serve the community of visual journalism and storytelling, incorporating those who work with photojournalism, documentary photography, infographics, interactives, multimedia, video journalism – and things that have not yet been invented—to give us high-quality visual stories.

 

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