Global winners World Press Photo 2024 announced

Today, Thursday, April 18, 2024, the global winners of the annual World Press Photo contest were announced:

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Photo of the Year

A Palestinian Woman Embraces the Body of Her Niece – 📷 Mohammed Salem, Palestine, Reuters.

A “powerful and sad moment that sums up the broader sense of what was happening in the Gaza Strip” he said.

Story of the Year

Valim-babena – 📷 Lee-Ann Olwage, South Africa, for GEO.

“This story tackles a universal health issue through the lens of family and care.” Moving images that show love and connection in times of global conflicts.

Long-Term Projects Award

The Two Walls – 📷 Alejandro Cegarra, Venezuela, The New York Times, Bloomberg.

The jury felt that this photographer’s own position as a migrant afforded a sensitive human-centered perspective that centers on the agency and resilience of migrants.

Open Format Award

War is Personal 📷 Julia Kochetova, Ukraine.

An online experience that conveys the reality of life during war in a personal and poetic way. The photographer combines photojournalism with a personal documentary style (diary).

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World Press Photo Contest

The four winners, one from each category, were chosen from more than 61,000 entries from 3,851 photographers from 130 countries. An independent jury first selected the best and most important photojournalism and documentary photography of the past year. A total of 24 projects and 6 honorable mentions were selected. Curious about all the regional winners? Then click here. From these regional winners, the global winners above were then chosen.

World Press Photo in De Nieuwe Kerk

Tomorrow, Friday, April 19, the world premiere of World Press Photo will open at De Nieuwe Kerk. This exhibition will, of course, feature all the winning images. World Press Photo will be on view from Friday, April 19 through Sunday, July 14, 2024. Tickets are now available online.