Contests

Magnum Foundation Fund Announces New Grant Winners

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 Times Sweeps Overseas Press Club Photo Awards

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.

Kevin Faingnaert Wins 2017 ZEISS Photography Award

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.

World Press Photo’s Inaccurate Statements and Fragmented Investigation

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.

2017 World Press Photo Awards Fake News

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.

Sony World Photography Awards Announce 2017 Shortlist

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.

Winners of Pictures of the Year International

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

World Press Photo 2017 Multimedia Contest Winners Announced | PDNPulse

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.

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