For the past three weeks, my life has been all about visual journalism: photography, multimedia productions, and producing content around the judging of the two World Press Photo contests. This was the fourth contest I experienced, and it was the last I will see up close as the move to Portland and the time to say goodbye to an amazing organization draws near.
After working intensely with an amazing team to create the context around the images and judging, the winners were announced yesterday morning. Paul Hansen, a photojournalist from Sweden, was awarded the main prize. In all, the jury awarded 367 images from 54 photographers of 32 nationalities. Some of the single images that most impressed me were from Micah Albert (USA), Wei Seng Cheng (Malaysia), Yongzhi Chu (China), Daniel Rodrigues (Portugal), and Nemanja Pancic (Serbia).
And below, some of the photo stories:
Mournful by Ebrahim Noroozi (Iran)
The Cage by Xiaoqun Zheng (China)
Japan After the Wave by Daniel Berehulak (Australia)
Mirella by Fausto Podavini (Italy)
The Pink Choice from Maika Elan (Vietnam)
Emperor Penguins by Paul Nicklen (Canada)
All winners can be seen in the 2013 Photo Contest gallery.