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Taking a Stand in Baton Rouge, Contemporary Issues, first prize singles © Jonathan Bachman

I vincitori del World Press Photo 2017

A vincere il World Press Photo quest’anno è Burhan Ozbilici con “An Assassination in Turkey”.

Francesco Carlini | 13 Febbraio 2017

A vincere il World Press Photo quest’anno è Burhan Ozbilici con “An Assassination in Turkey“. In molti si ricorderanno quello che successe il 19 dicembre 2016:  durante una mostra d’arte a Ankara, l’ambasciatore russo in Turchia, Andrey Karlov, fu freddato dall’attentatore Mevlüt Mert Altintas. Burhan Ozbilici, dell’agenzia Associated Press, era sul posto. Ozbilici ha vinto anche la categoria Spot News (stories).

Mevlüt Mert Altintas, a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey, on 19 December 2016. He wounded three other people before being killed by officers in a shootout.

Assassination in Turkey, World Press Photo of the Year, Spot News first prize singles © Burhan Ozbilici

Ecco qui le altre immagini vincitrici di ogni categoria.

Jonathan Bachman
Taking a Stand in Baton Rouge
Contemporary Issues, first prize singles

Lone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police during a protest against police brutality outside the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana, USA.

Taking a Stand in Baton Rouge, Contemporary Issues, first prize singles © Jonathan Bachman

Amber Bracken
Standing Rock
Contemporary Issues, first prize stories

Riot police clear marchers from a secondary road outside a Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) worker camp using rubber bullets, pepper spray, tasers and arrests. In other incidents they’ve employed militarized vehicles, water cannons, tear gas and have been accused of using percussion grenades.

Standing Rock, Contemporary Issues, first prize stories © Amber Bracken

Paula Bronstein
The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War
Daily Life, first prize singles

At the hospital, Najiba holds her two-year-old nephew Shabir who was injured from a bomb blast in Kabul.

The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War, Daily Life, first prize singles © Paula Bronstein

Tomás Munita
Cuba on the Edge of Change
Daily Life, first prize stories

A weathered barber shop in Old Havana, Cuba.

Cuba on the Edge of Change, Daily Life, first prize stories © Tomás Munita

Laurent Van der Stockt
Offensive on Mosul
General News, first prize singles

The Iraqi Special Operations Forces search houses of Gogjali, an eastern district of Mosul, looking for Daesh members, equipment, and evidence.

Offensive on Mosul, General News, first prize singles © Laurent Van der Stockt

Daniel Berehulak
They Are Slaughtering Us like Animals
General News, first prize stories

Police operatives conduct an investigation as the body of Michael Araja (29), an alleged drug user, lays in front of a local convenience store after being gunned down in the street by unidentified men in the early hours in Manila, Philippines. According to neighbors, two unidentified men on a motorcycle stopped as Mr. Araja left his home to buy cigarettes and a drink for his wife, and gunned him down as he stood in front of the convenience store. This type of murder, perpetrated by two people on a motorbike, is commonly referred to as a “riding-in-tandem” killing.

They Are Slaughtering Us like Animals, General News, first prize stories © Daniel Berehulak

Valery Melnikov
Black Days of Ukraine
Long-Term Projects, first prize stories

Civilians escape from a fire at a house destroyed by an air attack in the Luhanskaya village.

Black Days of Ukraine, Long-Term Projects, first prize stories © Valery Melnikov

Francis Pérez
Caretta Caretta Trapped
Nature, first prize singles

A sea turtle entangled in a fishing net swims off the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Caretta Trapped, Nature, first prize singles © Francis Pérez

Brent Stirton
Rhino Wars
Nature, first prize stories

A black rhino bull is seen dead, poached for its horns less than 8 hours earlier at Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. It is suspected that the killers came from a local community approximately 5 kilometers away, entering the park illegally, shooting the rhino at a water hole with a high-powered, silenced hunting rifle. An autopsy and postmortem carried out by members of the KZN Ezemvelo ranger team later revealed that the large caliber bullet went straight through this rhino, causing massive tissue damage. It was noted that he did not die immediately, but ran a short distance, fell to his knees and a coup de grâce shot was administered to the head from close range.

Rhino Wars, Nature, first prize stories © Brent Stirton

Magnus Wennman
What ISIS Left Behind
People, first prize singles

Five-year-old Maha and her family fled from the village Hawija outside Mosul, Iraq, seven days ago. The fear of so-called Islamic State and the lack of food forced them to leave their home, her mother says. Now Maha lays on a dirty mattress in the overcrowded transit center in Debaga’s refugee camp. “I do not dream and I’m not afraid of anything anymore,” Maha says quietly while her mother’s hand strokes her hair.

What ISIS Left Behind, People, first prize singles © Magnus Wennman

Michael Vince Kim
Aenikkaeng
People, first prize stories

Young Korean-Mayan descendants during the 90th birthday party of Joaquin Poot Lee, a second generation Korean-Mayan. Since most Korean migrants were men, they inevitably married local Mayan women. As a consequence, most descendants of Koreans in Mexico are Korean-Mayans.

Aenikkaeng, People, first prize stories © Michael Vince Kim

Tom Jenkins
Grand National Steeplechase
Sports, first prize singles

Jockey Nina Carberry flies off her horse, Sir Des Champs, as they fall at The Chair fence during the Grand National steeplechase, during day three of the Grand National Meeting at Aintree Racecourse on 9 April 2016 in Liverpool, England.

Grand National Steeplechase, Sports, first prize singles © Tom Jenkins

Giovanni Capriotti
Boys Will Be Boys
Sports, first prize stories

Muddy York Rugby Football Club’s captain Jimmy Karttunen (left) and teammate Carlo Vitelli (right) walk with drag queen Demanda Tension along Church Street, the heart of Toronto’s gay village. The trio is headed to Woody’s for the opening ceremony of the Beaver Bowl, the annual Labor Day weekend tournament hosted by Muddy York Rfc, that features inclusive and straight sides.

Boys Will Be Boys, Sports, first prize stories © Giovanni Capriotti

Jamal Taraqai
Pakistan Bomb Blast
Spot News, first prize singles

Lawyers help their injured colleagues after a bomb explosion in Quetta, Pakistan.

Pakistan Bomb Blast, Spot News, first prize singles © Jamal Taraqai
Francesco Carlini
In primis appassionato di fotografia, dal 2008 faccio parte del team di Editrice Progresso, storica casa editrice italiana fondata nel 1894, e gestisco il sito www.fotografia.it. Al lavoro redazionale e giornalistico nel corso degli anni ho affiancato il lavoro di prova dei prodotti e delle misurazioni di laboratorio riguardanti fotocamere, obiettivi e smartphone.
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