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‘Will amuse, sadden, console, and ultimately teach you much about this world of ours’ Popular Photography

On the front cover Mads Nissen, Denmark, Scanpix/ Panos Pictures ‘Jon and Alex during an intimate moment, St. Petersburg, Russia’ World Press Photo of the Year 2014 On the back cover Massimo Sestini, Italy ‘Refugees on a boat off the Libyan coast’

Since 1955, the annual World Press Photo contest has set the standard in visual journalism. World Press Photo 15 brings you the winners — the most striking images and compelling stories from 2014. Selected from almost 100,000 pictures taken by nearly 5,700 photojournalists and documentary photographers from 131 countries, the prize-winning pictures are presented in a moving, sometimes disturbing document. World Press Photo 15 both informs, and inspires a greater understanding of the world. Printed in Germany

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‘Nothing short of magnificent … to say that these photographs are breathtaking is an understatement: the mesmerising talent of each artist must be seen to be appreciated’ Aesthetica

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‘The best in visual reportage from all over the world’ Independent on Sunday

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Contents

Lars Boering Francis Kohn Warren Richardson

Daily Life

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Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Kevin Frayer 2nd Prize - Mauricio Lima 3rd Prize - Zohreh Saberi Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Daniel Berehulak 2nd Prize - Kevin Frayer 3rd Prize - Sebastián Liste

Nature Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Rohan Kelly 2nd Prize - Anuar Patjane Floriuk 3rd Prize - Sergio Tapiro Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Tim Laman 2nd Prize - Brent Stirton 3rd Prize - Christian Ziegler

Contemporary Issues Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Zhang Lei 2nd Prize - Adriane Ohanesian 3rd Prize - John J. Kim Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Mário Cruz 2nd Prize - Francesco Zizola 3rd Prize - Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

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Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Christian Walgram 2nd Prize - Greg Nelson 3rd Prize - Jonas Lindkvist Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Vladimir Pesnya 2nd Prize - Christian Bobst 3rd Prize - Tara Todras-Whitehill

Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Matic Zorman 2nd Prize - Matjaz Krivic 3rd Prize - Dario Mitidieri Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Kazuma Obara 2nd Prize - Daniel Ochoa de Olza 3rd Prize - Magnus Wennman

22 24 26 130 136 142

General News Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Mauricio Lima 2nd Prize - Paul Hansen 3rd Prize - Chen Jie Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Sergey Ponomarev 2nd Prize - Abd Doumany 3rd Prize - Daniel Berehulak

28 30 32 86 96 102

46 49 50 170 176 180

Long-Term Projects

People

40 42 44 148 156 164

Sports

Spot News Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Warren Richardson 2nd Prize - Corentin Fohlen 3rd Prize - Niclas Hammarström Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Sameer al-Doumy 2nd Prize - Roberto Schmidt 3rd Prize - Bulent Kilic

34 36 38 110 118 124

1st Prize - Mary F. Calvert 2nd Prize - Nancy Borowick 3rd Prize - David Guttenfelder

The 2016 Jury Participants

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Contents

Lars Boering Francis Kohn Warren Richardson

Daily Life

4 5 6

Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Kevin Frayer 2nd Prize - Mauricio Lima 3rd Prize - Zohreh Saberi Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Daniel Berehulak 2nd Prize - Kevin Frayer 3rd Prize - Sebastián Liste

Nature Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Rohan Kelly 2nd Prize - Anuar Patjane Floriuk 3rd Prize - Sergio Tapiro Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Tim Laman 2nd Prize - Brent Stirton 3rd Prize - Christian Ziegler

Contemporary Issues Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Zhang Lei 2nd Prize - Adriane Ohanesian 3rd Prize - John J. Kim Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Mário Cruz 2nd Prize - Francesco Zizola 3rd Prize - Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

10 12 14 54 60 66

16 18 20 70 76 80

Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Christian Walgram 2nd Prize - Greg Nelson 3rd Prize - Jonas Lindkvist Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Vladimir Pesnya 2nd Prize - Christian Bobst 3rd Prize - Tara Todras-Whitehill

Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Matic Zorman 2nd Prize - Matjaz Krivic 3rd Prize - Dario Mitidieri Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Kazuma Obara 2nd Prize - Daniel Ochoa de Olza 3rd Prize - Magnus Wennman

22 24 26 130 136 142

General News Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Mauricio Lima 2nd Prize - Paul Hansen 3rd Prize - Chen Jie Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Sergey Ponomarev 2nd Prize - Abd Doumany 3rd Prize - Daniel Berehulak

28 30 32 86 96 102

46 49 50 170 176 180

Long-Term Projects

People

40 42 44 148 156 164

Sports

Spot News Singles ≥ 1st Prize - Warren Richardson 2nd Prize - Corentin Fohlen 3rd Prize - Niclas Hammarström Stories ≥ 1st Prize - Sameer al-Doumy 2nd Prize - Roberto Schmidt 3rd Prize - Bulent Kilic

34 36 38 110 118 124

1st Prize - Mary F. Calvert 2nd Prize - Nancy Borowick 3rd Prize - David Guttenfelder

The 2016 Jury Participants

184 200 214 228 229


Warren Richardson Australia / World Press Photo of the Year 2015 / 1st Prize Spot News

A baby is handed through a hole in a razor wire barrier, to a Syrian refugee who has already managed to cross the border from Serbia into Hungary, near Rรถszke, on 28 August. Hungary was hardening its stance towards refugees attempting to enter the country. In July, Hungary began construction on a four-meter-high barrier fence along the entire length of the frontier with Serbia, to close off border crossings through all but official routes. Refugees attempted to find ways through before the fence was completed on 14 September. This group had spent four hours hiding in an apple orchard at night, dodging border police, being gassed with pepper spray, and trying to find a way across.

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Warren Richardson Australia / World Press Photo of the Year 2015 / 1st Prize Spot News

A baby is handed through a hole in a razor wire barrier, to a Syrian refugee who has already managed to cross the border from Serbia into Hungary, near Rรถszke, on 28 August. Hungary was hardening its stance towards refugees attempting to enter the country. In July, Hungary began construction on a four-meter-high barrier fence along the entire length of the frontier with Serbia, to close off border crossings through all but official routes. Refugees attempted to find ways through before the fence was completed on 14 September. This group had spent four hours hiding in an apple orchard at night, dodging border police, being gassed with pepper spray, and trying to find a way across.

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Francesco Zizola

Italy, Noor for MÊdecins Sans Frontières / 2nd Prize Contemporary Issues


Francesco Zizola

Italy, Noor for MÊdecins Sans Frontières / 2nd Prize Contemporary Issues


For some years, refugees have been crossing the strait in the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy, often in unseaworthy vessels. The passage is longer and more dangerous than at more recent crossing points, between Turkey and Greece. Nearly 140,000 people reached Italian soil from Libya in 2015, but more than 2,800 drowned while trying to make the crossing. Search and rescue operations are carried out in the region by a number of bodies, such as the international medical relief organization MÊdecins Sans Frontières (MSF). 62 - Contemporary Issues

Previous spread: Refugees on board a rubber dinghy, in international waters off the Libyan coast, await rescue after sending out a distress call. Facing page: People on the overcrowded dinghy wait as an MSF rescue boat approaches alongside. This page: A wooden fishing vessel, carrying more than 500 passengers, sails from Libya in the direction of Italy. Next spread: After two days and two nights on board a rescue vessel, refugees, still wrapped in emergency blankets, come in sight of the Italian coast. 63


For some years, refugees have been crossing the strait in the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy, often in unseaworthy vessels. The passage is longer and more dangerous than at more recent crossing points, between Turkey and Greece. Nearly 140,000 people reached Italian soil from Libya in 2015, but more than 2,800 drowned while trying to make the crossing. Search and rescue operations are carried out in the region by a number of bodies, such as the international medical relief organization MÊdecins Sans Frontières (MSF). 62 - Contemporary Issues

Previous spread: Refugees on board a rubber dinghy, in international waters off the Libyan coast, await rescue after sending out a distress call. Facing page: People on the overcrowded dinghy wait as an MSF rescue boat approaches alongside. This page: A wooden fishing vessel, carrying more than 500 passengers, sails from Libya in the direction of Italy. Next spread: After two days and two nights on board a rescue vessel, refugees, still wrapped in emergency blankets, come in sight of the Italian coast. 63


Sebastiรกn Liste

Spain, Noor for The New York Times Magazine / 3rd Prize Daily Life


Sebastiรกn Liste

Spain, Noor for The New York Times Magazine / 3rd Prize Daily Life


Police shootings in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas (urban shantytowns) are so common that they are seldom reported. According to Amnesty International, around 2,000 people are killed every year by Brazilian police, often in a manner that resembles a planned execution. In Complexo do Alemão, one of the largest Rio favelas, residents, frustrated by the lack of traditional media coverage, have formed Papo Reto (‘straight talk’), a collective of activists who collate and distribute images and reports through social media. Previous spread: Raul, from Papo Reto, photographs the scene

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where Diego da Costa Algavez, a mototaxi driver, was shot by police, in Vila Cruzeiro favela. Facing page, top: Complexo do Alemão, viewed from Papo Reto headquarters. Middle: Members of the collective at their headquarters. Below: Papo Reto equipment. This page, top: Papo Reto members photograph a Special Police Forces armored car patrolling the streets following the shooting. Below: Papo Reto is alerted to the shooting. Following spread: Police patrol the streets alert to possible confrontation, after Algavez had been shot.

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Police shootings in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas (urban shantytowns) are so common that they are seldom reported. According to Amnesty International, around 2,000 people are killed every year by Brazilian police, often in a manner that resembles a planned execution. In Complexo do Alemão, one of the largest Rio favelas, residents, frustrated by the lack of traditional media coverage, have formed Papo Reto (‘straight talk’), a collective of activists who collate and distribute images and reports through social media. Previous spread: Raul, from Papo Reto, photographs the scene

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where Diego da Costa Algavez, a mototaxi driver, was shot by police, in Vila Cruzeiro favela. Facing page, top: Complexo do Alemão, viewed from Papo Reto headquarters. Middle: Members of the collective at their headquarters. Below: Papo Reto equipment. This page, top: Papo Reto members photograph a Special Police Forces armored car patrolling the streets following the shooting. Below: Papo Reto is alerted to the shooting. Following spread: Police patrol the streets alert to possible confrontation, after Algavez had been shot.

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Christian Ziegler

Germany, for National Geographic / 3rd Prize Nature


Christian Ziegler

Germany, for National Geographic / 3rd Prize Nature


Chameleons are an ancient group of lizards, with more than 170 described species, living in habitats that range from rainforests to deserts, and from sub-tropical coastlines to 4,000-meter-high mountains. According to the Species Survival Commission’s Chameleon Specialist Group, over a third of the world’s chameleon species are threatened with extinction. Previous spread: A Malagasy giant chameleon crosses Baobab Alley, in Kirindy Mitea 166 - Nature

National Park, Madagascar. This page: A dominant male of a rare turquoise form of panther chameleon displays its colors. Facing page, top: Orange panther chameleons, from northern Madagascar, fight. Pictured here in captivity, they are very rare in the wild. Below: Two Decary’s leaf chameleons sit in perfect camouflage in the leaf litter of a dry forest in Ankarafantsika National Park. Next spread: A female Calumma ambreense captures an insect.


Chameleons are an ancient group of lizards, with more than 170 described species, living in habitats that range from rainforests to deserts, and from sub-tropical coastlines to 4,000-meter-high mountains. According to the Species Survival Commission’s Chameleon Specialist Group, over a third of the world’s chameleon species are threatened with extinction. Previous spread: A Malagasy giant chameleon crosses Baobab Alley, in Kirindy Mitea 166 - Nature

National Park, Madagascar. This page: A dominant male of a rare turquoise form of panther chameleon displays its colors. Facing page, top: Orange panther chameleons, from northern Madagascar, fight. Pictured here in captivity, they are very rare in the wild. Below: Two Decary’s leaf chameleons sit in perfect camouflage in the leaf litter of a dry forest in Ankarafantsika National Park. Next spread: A female Calumma ambreense captures an insect.


David Guttenfelder

USA, for The Associated Press/The New York Times/National Geographic / 3rd Prize

North Korea: Life in the Cult of Kim North Korea emerged in the upheaval following the end of World War II and the Korean War, and for six decades has been one of the most isolated and secretive nations on earth. Its history is dominated by the founding president, Kim Il-sung, known as the Great Leader. He shaped political affairs for almost half a century, establishing a totalitarian state which shut itself off from the outside world. A leadership cult has grown around the Kim dynasty, passing from Kim Il-sung to his son Kim Jong-il (the Dear Leader) and grandson, the current supreme leader Kim Jong-un. The country is run along rigidly state-controlled lines. Local media are strictly regulated, and the foreign press largely excluded. The photographer was granted rare access, visiting North Korea on some 40 occasions between 2008 and 2015. He photographed not only large state-orchestrated events, but also everyday rural life.

Facing page, top: The curtain rises on a group of singers about to entertain visiting VIPs at the Mansudae Art Theater, in the capital Pyongyang, in February 2008. Below: A traffic policeman stands at the center of an intersection in Pyongyang. Next spread: Dusk falls over central Pyongyang, in April 2011. 214 - Long-Term Projects


David Guttenfelder

USA, for The Associated Press/The New York Times/National Geographic / 3rd Prize

North Korea: Life in the Cult of Kim North Korea emerged in the upheaval following the end of World War II and the Korean War, and for six decades has been one of the most isolated and secretive nations on earth. Its history is dominated by the founding president, Kim Il-sung, known as the Great Leader. He shaped political affairs for almost half a century, establishing a totalitarian state which shut itself off from the outside world. A leadership cult has grown around the Kim dynasty, passing from Kim Il-sung to his son Kim Jong-il (the Dear Leader) and grandson, the current supreme leader Kim Jong-un. The country is run along rigidly state-controlled lines. Local media are strictly regulated, and the foreign press largely excluded. The photographer was granted rare access, visiting North Korea on some 40 occasions between 2008 and 2015. He photographed not only large state-orchestrated events, but also everyday rural life.

Facing page, top: The curtain rises on a group of singers about to entertain visiting VIPs at the Mansudae Art Theater, in the capital Pyongyang, in February 2008. Below: A traffic policeman stands at the center of an intersection in Pyongyang. Next spread: Dusk falls over central Pyongyang, in April 2011. 214 - Long-Term Projects


World Press Photo Yearbook 2016 (English edition)