Winner of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award Revealed | TIME

Winner of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award Revealed

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“I think it’s the highest honor I’ve ever experienced in my career,” says American photographer Heidi Levine, the first recipient of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. “Yet, at the same time, I really feel heartbroken because of the circumstances in which this award was created.”

Winner of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award Revealed | TIME

Syngenta Photography Award – Scarcity-Waste: Facing Environmental Crisis Through Photography | LensCulture

Syngenta Photography Award – Scarcity-Waste: Facing Environmental Crisis Through Photography

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Something needs to change. In the past 50 years, the world’s demand for natural resources has doubled. If we continue to use resources and generate waste at the current rate, by 2030 we will need the equivalent of two planets. Of course, we only have one.

Syngenta Photography Award – Scarcity-Waste: Facing Environmental Crisis Through Photography | LensCulture

Tim Matsui, TIME Win Top Prizes in 2015 World Press Multimedia Contest

Tim Matsui, TIME Win Top Prizes in 2015 World Press Multimedia Contest

Time magazine has won first prize for short documentary in the World Press Photo contest for film titled Behind the Video of Eric Garner’s Deadly Confrontation With New York Police. In the long feature category, photographer Tim Matsui has won first prize for The Long Night, a documentary he produced in conjunction with MediaStorm about teenage prostitution in Seattle. Last month, Matsui won POYi’s Documentary Project of the Year for the film.

Tim Matsui, TIME Win Top Prizes in 2015 World Press Multimedia Contest

Winners of Syngenta Photo Award 2015 Announced | American Photo

Winners of Syngenta Photo Award 2015 Announced

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The environmental photo award Syngenta just announced the winners of their second photo competition titled “Scarcity-Waste.” Mustafah Abdulaziz won first place in the Professional Competition for his ongoing “Water” series that tracks water issues around the globe. Abdulaziz will take home $15,000 USD plus a $25,000 USD commission for the winning work. Benedikt Partenheimer was named the first place winner of the Open Competition for an image made in Shanghai, China, documenting particle pollution. Partenheimer will take home a $5,000 USD prize.

Winners of Syngenta Photo Award 2015 Announced | American Photo

Smithsonian Magazine’s 2014 Photo Contest – The Atlantic

Smithsonian Magazine’s 2014 Photo Contest

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The editors of Smithsonian magazine have just announced the finalists in their 12th annual photo contest, selected from more than 26,500 entries. They’ve kindly allowed me to share several of these images here from the competition’s six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile

Smithsonian Magazine’s 2014 Photo Contest – The Atlantic

World Press Photo 2015 : Controversy An Open Letter of Jim Colton – The Eye of Photography

World Press Photo 2015 : Controversy An Open Letter of Jim Colton

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It was stated that over 20% of the finalists were “disqualified” for manipulation of some sort. Again, Kudos for making a stand. But without showing examples or defining exactly what was done that was considered egregious, you have actually done a disservice to the photographic community.

World Press Photo 2015 : Controversy An Open Letter of Jim Colton – The Eye of Photography

World Press Photo Stands By Its Decision for Award Despite Town’s Protests

World Press Photo Stands By Its Decision for Award Despite Town’s Protests

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My cousin accepted to be portrayed while fornicating with a girl in his friend’s car. For them it was not strange. There are parkings popular for the couples exchanging sex with others, also single men and women can watch anonymously the acts through the foggy windows of the cars. “Shame has died,” one says in Charleroi.

World Press Photo Stands By Its Decision for Award Despite Town’s Protests

World Press Photo Issues Clarification Statement On Controversial Award | NPPA

World Press Photo Issues Clarification Statement On Controversial Award

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The photographer told World Press about this photograph, “My cousin accepted to be portrayed while fornicating with a girl in his friend’s car. For them it was not strange. There are parkings popular for the couples exchanging sex with others, also single men and women can watch anonymously the acts through the foggy windows of the cars.

World Press Photo Issues Clarification Statement On Controversial Award | NPPA

The Photography Show 2015 – 30 Under 30

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Chosen from a shortlist of 60, which itself had been whittled down from 664 entrants, the standard of images from the winning 30 has shown that there is a collection of extremely talented and focused young photographers with exciting futures ahead of them.

You can also get involved by choosing your favourite in the People’s Choice Award. Use the links below to view the work of these amazing winners and cast your vote

The Photography Show 2015 – 30 Under 30