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World Press Photo of the Year of 2015



Hope for a New Life

Spot News, first prize singles


August 28, 2015

A man passes a baby through the fence at the Hungarian-Serbian border in Röszke, Hungary, 28 August 2015.


Warren Richardson


"Warren Richardson is a freelance photojournalist currently working in Eastern Europe.

Born in Australia in 1968, he is a self-taught photographer who undertakes long-term projects dealing with human and environmental issues, as well as assignments for newspapers, magazines and companies.

He has lived in Asia, the USA and Europe, and during a period in the UK and US he worked in celebrity photography. While working on the Serbian-Hungarian border in 2015, he was one of a group of journalists covering the refugee crisis who were beaten by police. His next project will see him walk to the Arctic Circle, to continue his refugee stories, and then explore the effects of human-induced climate change on the world. He lives by the proverb: "We have not inherited the land from our fathers, we have borrowed it from our children."

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Quarta-feira, 17 de Dezembro de 2014

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"Victims lie in the rubble, on the day after the Rana Plaza building, which accommodated five garment factories, collapsed."


25 April 2013

Savar, Bangladesh

Victims lie in the rubble, on the day after the Rana Plaza building, which accommodated five garment factories, collapsed. The relationship between the two people is not known.

In the days following the disaster, more than 800 bodies were visually identified by relatives, or by using ID cards or personal possessions. Relatives of others had to give DNA samples, but months after the incident many had still not been able to identify missing family members. The collapse of the Rana Plaza ranks as one of the worst industrial accidents in history.

Taslima Akhter
Taslima Akhter was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1974. Before devoting herself entirely to photojournalism and activism, she studied public administration at the University of Dhaka and photography at Pathshala, the South Asian Media Institute in Bangladesh. 


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Quarta-feira, 15 de Outubro de 2014

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21 September 2013

Nairobi, Kenya

A woman and two children hide during an attack on the Westgate mall. They eventually escaped unharmed.


On 21 September, masked gunmen opened fire at Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall. The upmarket mall was popular among expats and the Kenyan elite. In a siege that lasted four days, at least 60 people died and up to 200 were injured. The four main perpetrators of the attack were killed, and a number of other men were later tried as accomplices. The four gunmen were all of Somali origin. The Somali jihadist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was a warning to Kenya to pull its troops out of Somalia, where they were part of an African Union peacekeeping force in conflict with the militants.




Tyler Hicks
Tyler Hicks is a staff photographer for The New York Times. He began working for The Times as a contract photographer in Kenya in 1999, photographing news stories in East and West Africa. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he traveled to Afghanistan for The Times and arrived in Kabul as the Northern Alliance liberated the city from Taliban control. He has returned to Afghanistan yearly and continues to document the conflict there.


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Quarta-feira, 13 de Agosto de 2014

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15 April 2013

Boston, USA

Carlos Arrendondo (left) climbs over barricades on Boylston Street, to reach people injured by the first of two bombs that exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, on 15 April. The bombs went off 12 seconds apart, killing three people and injuring at least 264. The winners had crossed the line some hours earlier, but thousands of people were still to finish, and spectators lined the street. On 18 April, the FBI released photographs and video footage of two suspects, later identified as Chechen brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnev.  Shortly after they had been identified, the brothers allegedly killed a police officer and hijacked a car. Tamerlan died following the subsequent shoot-out with police, and Dzhokhar was arrested hours later.

John Tlumacki has been a staff photographer for the Boston Globe for 32 years. He has covered three Winter Olympics, Superbowls, and World Series. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for his coverage of the Berlin Wall. He was named Boston Press Photographer of the Year in 2011.
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Quarta-feira, 11 de Junho de 2014

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30 January 2013

Damascus, Syria

Two Free Syrian Army fighters take up position for an attack on the Ein Tarma checkpoint.


Rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) attacked a government checkpoint, in the Ein Tarma neighborhood, on 30 January. The battle for the suburbs of Damascus was considered crucial to both parties. In this incident, FSA fighters launched an attack on the Ein Tarma checkpoint over the course of two hours, and were targeted by snipers. After evacuating a fallen comrade, the rebels returned to the attack while under rocket fire and then shelling from tanks.


Goran Tomasevic
Tomasevic’s award-winning pictures of wars and revolutions have become some of the most enduring images of the conflicts fought in the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. His broad work also includes photographic features from South Sudan, Kashmir, Mozambique, DR Congo, Nigeria, Somalia as well as sports coverage of Olympics and Soccer World cups.
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Quarta-feira, 9 de Abril de 2014

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18 November 2013

Tolosa, Leyte, Philippines

Survivors carry religious images, ten days after Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the central Philippines. One of the strongest typhoons ever recorded, Haiyan raged through 47 provinces, causing immense destruction. Over a million houses were damaged, half of them totally destroyed, and more than 4 million people were displaced. Large areas were left without electricity or an adequate water supply for weeks, and the devastation of infrastructure made food distribution and medical services difficult. Many people made their way to less-affected areas, such as the capital Manila, and some cities reported a near doubling of their populations.

Philippe Lopez
Philippe Lopez is a French national who has worked for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Asia for 14 years. He began his career with the agency as a freelancer in Cambodia in 1999 and became a staff photographer the following year. In 2002, he was named as a photo editor in New Delhi, India, as part of the agency's development of its South Asia photo desk. He joined the agency's regional headquarters in Hong Kong as a picture editor in 2005 and became a staff photographer in Shanghai in 2009. He returned to the Hong Kong bureau in 2011.
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Quarta-feira, 15 de Janeiro de 2014

56º world press photo: (3º prémio - spot news - stories)

Siege of Aleppo

18 October 2012

Aleppo, Syria

Free Syrian Army fighters stand guard in Aleppo’s Karm al-Jabal neighborhood, as light enters through a wall peppered by shrapnel. 


In July, the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) entered Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and commercial capital. Rebel-held neighborhoods, initially in southwest Aleppo and later throughout the city, became battlefields, as government forces attempted to regain control.

Both rebel and regime forces deployed snipers, and the national army made use of heavy artillery and air power to bombard occupied areas. A UN-brokered ceasefire in late October was not honored by either side, and casualties rose steeply in November.



Javier Manzano

Javier Manzano
Javier Manzano is a photojournalist and filmmaker based in the United States. Born in Mexico, Manzano moved with his family to the US at the age of 18. To a large extent, Manzano's work has focused on the many cross-border issues that bind these two nations together - as estranged neighbors, vital partners and at times feeble associates. His career started in the newspaper industry as a photo- and videojournalist, and later expanded into television and electronic media. The Rocky Mountain News, Manzano's last employer, closed its doors in February of 2009.
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Quarta-feira, 13 de Novembro de 2013

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20 November 2012

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories

Palestinians drag the dead body of a suspected collaborator with Israel through the streets of Gaza City, on 20 November. That week had seen heavy bombardment of Gaza by Israel, in what was known as Operation Pillar of Defense.

The dead man was one of six alleged collaborators killed at a city intersection by masked men, who forced them to lie on the ground, and shot them in the head. The military wing of the ruling Hamas organization claimed responsibility for the deaths.


Adel Hana

Adel Hana
Palestinian Territories
Adel Hana studied computer science at The American University in Cairo, Egypt, before participating in five training programs held in Jerusalem and Gaza for journalists. He then worked as a news editor and reporter for several Palestinian publications in East Jerusalem. He has been a Gaza-based photographer for The Associated Press since 1993.
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Quarta-feira, 18 de Setembro de 2013

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Battle to Death

17 October 2012

Aleppo, Syria

A Free Syrian Army fighter mourns the death of his brother, killed during clashes with government forces.


The Syrian commercial hub of Aleppo was the scene of some of the bloodiest clashes in the ongoing uprising against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Both government and opposition forces considered control of Aleppo to be strategically important to their aims.

The FSA first seized parts of the city in July. In the months that followed, government forces battled to recapture it, with limited success. By the end of the year, the Syrian military had control over a western segment of the city, with the rebels entrenched in much of the east and south. Some of the fiercest fighting was in and around the Old City.



Fabio Bucciarelli

Fabio Bucciarelli
Before becoming a documentary photographer, Fabio Bucciarelli received a MSc in engineering from the Polytecnico di Torino. He also attended the Universitat Politècnica de València, where he specialized in digital imaging. From 2009, he devoted himself entirely to photography and started working as a staff photographer for La Presse/AP.
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Quarta-feira, 24 de Julho de 2013

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31 July 2012

Aleppo, Syria

A man suspected of giving money to government informants is held at a school occupied by the dissident Free Syrian Army (FSA), in the northern city of Aleppo. He was one of two captives believed to be members of the pro-government Shabiha militia, who were held and interrogated for 48 hours before having the money that was on them confiscated. The men were then released.


Emin Özmen

Emin Özmen
Emin Özmen was born in Sivas, Turkey in 1985. While studying physics at 19 Mayıs University in Samsun, he began pursuing his interest in documentary photography and published his first book. Leaving his physics degree, Özmen enrolled at Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty. He began his career as a photojournalist in 2008 at Sabah, a popular Turkish daily newspaper. Later, he received a degree in media photography and documentary photography in the University of Art and Design Linz in Austria and toured around Europe as a photographer.
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