The 2018 World Press Photo Contest
Gallery of all 2018 Photo Contest winners.(lien externe)

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1) World Press Photo of the Year Award, Venezuela Crisis / Ronaldo
Schmeidt, Venezuela

This to me is one of the most exciting competitions, culminating in equally mesmerizing exhibition of the selected participants. The winners of the 2018 World Press Photo have been announced and their images are breathtaking and though-provoking, as always. Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt is the winner of World Press Photo of the Year Award, with his horrific image of a man on fire. The picture is of José Victor Salazar Balza (28) in flames amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Salazar was set alight when the gas tank of a motorbike exploded. He survived the incident with first- and second-degree burns. Schemidt (b. 1971) is a staff photographer for Agence France-Presse, based in Mexico. Magdalena Herrera, director of photography Geo France and chair of the jury, said this about selecting the World Press Photo of the Year: “The photo of the year has to tell an event, that is important enough, it also has to bring questions...it has to engage and has to show a point of view on what happened in the world this year.” The winning photograph, in her words is: “a classical photo, but it has an instantaneous energy and dynamic. The colours, the movement, and it’s very well composed, it has strength. I got an instantaneous emotion…”

The prize-winning photographs will be shown at an exhibition that travels to 100 locations in 45 countries and is seen by more than 4 million people each year. The winning pictures are also published in the annual yearbook, which is available in multiple languages. The first World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 opened in De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, on 14 April 2018. The edition of the World Press Photo Montréal will be held at Marché Bonsecours, from August 29 to September 30, 2018.
See you there!

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2) Environment, first prize singles, Waiting For Freedom/ Neil Aldridge
United Kingdom

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3) Sports, first prize in stories / Kid Jockeys / Alain Schroeder
Belgium