This year’s selection of grantees are Mari Bastashevski, Marko Drobnjakovic, Carlo Gabuco , Daniel Castro Garcia, Eduardo Hirose, Nneka Iwunna, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Musuk Nolte, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Faiham Ebna Sharif
The two photojournalists shared the award for their coverage of fighting in Iraq to reclaim territory from ISIS. The work of both photographers was published by The New York Times
Recognizing “exceptional courage and enterprise,” the Overseas Press Club awarded its Robert Capa gold medal to Bryan Denton and Sergey Ponomarev of The New York Times for their coverage of the fight against ISIS and its aftermath.
Women Photograph, a database launched by photographer Daniella Zalcman to promote the representation of female photographers in the industry, has launched two grants to finance new or in-progress projects.
Belgian photographer Kevin Faingnaert has won the 2017 ZEISS Photography Award for his project, “Føroyar,” a series about life on remote and sparsely populated villages on the Faroe Islands (an archipelago located between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean). The prize includes more than $3,100 US to complete the project. Faingnaert will also receive over $12,700 in lenses from ZEISS.
The jury chose the shortlist after reviewing 327 proposals with input from the three media partners. The jury was lead by Stephen Mayes, executive director of the Tim Hetherington Trust and a board member of CatchLight.
The World Press Photo Contest Technical Report is misleading when it comes to their investigation with regard to Hossein Fatemi’s case. The report states “… Lyon was dealing with primary sources, in contrast to Talaie’s collection of secondary accounts.” This is inaccurate and unnecessarily misleading. It leaves the impression that World Press Photo (WPP) is using this language to alter the facts. What do they mean by “primary sources” versus “Talaie’s … secondary accounts?” The same language was used by WPP’s officials on social media. I would expect that WPP, as a credible journalistic institution, to revise their report and investigation.
This year the jury of the World Press Photo (WPP) awarded Iranian photographer, Hossein Fatemi, the second place for his long-term project titled ‘An Iranian Journey.’ Many who have directly interacted with Fatemi in Iran, Afghanistan, and other places consider his conduct unethical and ridicule his work as staged photojournalism.
Compared to other contests, World Press Photo suffers from a disproportionate amount of controversy. But why? Here are a few thoughts:
The Hermitage Artist Retreat and its partner, the Greenfield Foundation, are presenting their first Greenfield Prize in the art of photography to internationally acclaimed photojournalist David Burnett
The world’s largest photography competition has announced the shortlist of photographs for the 2017 competition. In its tenth year, the Sony World Photography Awards received 227,596 entries from 183 countries.
The overall winners will be announced on April 20, 2017. Check out some of our favorite shortlisted images from the Professional category below.
Each year, the contest adds an “Impact” category about a major news topic. Last year’s was “Exodus,” based on the global refugee crisis. This year, the category was “The Islamic State Conflict” and first place was awarded to Alessio Romenzi.
Rick Shaw, the director of POYi, said the quality of work in that category showed that visual journalists “continue to put themselves in harm’s way and continue to shed light on the people who are affected by the conflict.”
Pete Muller Wins POYi Reportage Photographer of the Year; Matt Gade Wins Sports Photographer of the Year
The surprise winner of POYi Sports Photographer of the Year is Matt Gade, a staff photographer at The Daily Republic in Mitchell, South Dakota. Getty photographers Donald Miralle and Christian Petersen won second and third place, respectively. Gade won for a portfolio that includes dramatic moments from games between local college and amateur teams, and a story (above) about South Dakota rodeos
Its impact is undeniable, but the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year furthers the compact between martyrdom and publicity
The Spanish photo site Photolari crunched the data and created a set of charts showing the breakdown of camera type, brand, and model in this year’s contest.
This year’s selection is already at the center of a controversy
Multimedia stories created by Zachary Canepari, The Washington Post, Justin Maxon and Jared Moossy have been honored in the World Press Photo 2017 Multimedia Contest. World Press announced the winners of their seventh annual Multimedia Contest on February 14. The competition honors multimedia projects in four categories: Immersive Storytelling, Innovative Storytelling, and Long- and Short Form.