The World Press Photo Foundation, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is known to be one of the preeminent journalistic photography organizations in the world. Since 1955, World Press Photo has staged a yearly press photography competition. Each year, on the whole, the foundation showcases incredibly artistic, and socially relevant photographs. Here are some of BorrowFox’s favourites from 2018:
- Photograph of the Year. “Venezuela Crisis” by Ronaldo Schemidt from Venezuela.
“José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela.”
- 1st Prize Contemporary Issues Category. “Lagos Waterfronts under Threat” by Jesco Denzel from Germany.
“A boat with tourists from Lagos Marina is steered through the canals of the Makoko community—an ancient fishing village that has grown into an enormous informal settlement—on the shores of Lagos Lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria.”
- 1st Prize Environment Category. “Waiting For Freedom” by Neil Aldridge from South Africa.
“A young southern white rhinoceros, drugged and blindfolded, is about to be released into the wild in Okavango Delta, Botswana, after its relocation from South Africa for protection from poachers.”
- 1st Prize General News Category. “Rohingya Crisis” by Patrick Brown from Australia.
“The bodies of Rohingya refugees are laid out after the boat in which they were attempting to flee Myanmar capsized about eight kilometers off Inani Beach, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Around 100 people were on the boat before it capsized. There were 17 survivors.”
- 1st Prize Nature Category. “Dumpster Diver” by Corey Arnold from USA.
“A bald eagle feasts on meat scraps in the garbage bins of a supermarket in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA.”