An Emotional Embrace in Brazil Wins World Press Photo of the Year

The best images captured by international photojournalists.

The World Press Photo of the Year is designed to honor a photographer whose visual creativity and skills combined to create a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in a given year. This year, there is likely no larger story than the COVID-19 pandemic, and a photo by Mads Nissen — a photographer from Denmark — titled The First Embrace took top honors. His photo was also the winner of the “General News” category.

Photos of Colombia’s violent past and uncertain future

Photographer Mads Nissen reflects on his time in Colombia during the height of its turmoil, documenting the people impacted by conflict in the country.

Danish photographer Mads Nissen reflects on his time in Colombia during the height of its turmoil, documenting the people impacted by conflict in the country.
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Extremely violent homophobia persists in modern Russia. Photographer Mads Nissen vowed to expose the injustice.

Extremely violent homophobia persists in modern Russia. Mads Nissen vowed to expose the injustice.

Homophobia in Russia: Featuring the World Press Photo of the Year 2015 - Interview with Mads Nissen | LensCulture

An exclusive, in-depth interview with Mads Nissen, who discusses his prize-winning photo, the series that it came from as well as his inspiring philosophy of image-making

Mads Nissen, the winner of the 2015 World Press Photo of the Year, is an inspiring individual. His award-winning shot came from a larger series about homophobia in Russia. Here, we present to you a selection from the series as well as an in-depth interview conducted by managing editor Alexander Strecker during the World Press Photo Award Days in Amsterdam.

Mads Nissen – Amazonas

Mads Nissen Amazonas [ EPF 2013 FINALIST ] ESSAY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT AMAZONAS is a raw and lyrical journey into the world’s largest rainforest. The intense documentary photographs lure …

AMAZONAS is a raw and lyrical journey into the world’s largest rainforest. The intense documentary photographs lure you inside the uncanny wilderness, where gold-diggers, warriors, homosexuals in exile and isolated indigenous tribes collide on the threshold between nature and culture, instinct and reason, our origin and our future.

Paul Hansen of Sweden Wins POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year

Photographer Paul Hansen, a staff photographer with the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, has won newspaper photographer of the year in the 67th annual Picture of the Year International competition at the Missouri School of Journalism. Second place went to Mads Nissen of Denmark, a staff photographer at the Danish daily Berlingske Tidende.  Denver Post staff photographer Craig Walker took third place. The winning portfolios were announced over the weekend.