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World Press Photo of the Year 2013 by John Stanmeyer



Jun. 7Aug. 3, 2014

  • Jun. 7Aug. 3, 2014
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Each year,World Press Photo invites photographers throughout the world to participate in the World Press Photo Contests, the premier internationalcompetition in photojournalism.All entries are judged in Amsterdam by an independent international jury composed of 19 experts. The prizewining imagesare displayed in an annual exhibition that tours to 100 locations in 45 countries, and is seen by millions of visitors. In 2014, 5,754 photographers from 132 countries submitted 98,671 entries. World Press Photo of the year , Contemporary Issues , 1st prize singles was John Stanmeyer took "Djibouti City, Djibouti", African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night raise their phones in an attempt to catch an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad.

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left)World Press Photo of the Year 2013 John Stanmeyer, USA, VII for National Geographic 26 February 2013, Djibouti City, Djibouti African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.

right)1st Prize Spot News Single Phillipe Lopez, France, Agence France-Presse 18 November 2013, Tolosa, the Philippines Survivors of typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa, on the eastern island of Leyte. One of the strongest cyclones ever recorded, Haiyan left 8,000 people dead and missing and more than four million homeless after it hit the central Philippines.

left)2nd Prize Sports Action Single Andrzej Grygiel, Poland, for PAP-Polska Agencja Prasowa 24 March 2013, Szczyrk, Poland Competitor at a slalom contest in Szczyrk, Poland.

right)3rd Prize Nature Stories Christian Ziegler, Germany, for National Geographic Magazine 25 January 2011, Congo A five-year-old bonobo turns out to be the most curious individual of a wild group of bonobos near the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite being humans’ closest living relatives, little is known about Bonobos and their behavior in the wild in remote parts of the Congo basin. Bonobos are threatened by habitat loss and bush meat trade.

left)1st Prize People – Staged Portraits Single Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images 25 September 2013, West Bengal India A group of blind albino boys photographed in their boarding room at the Vivekananda mission school for the blind in West Bengal, India. This is one of the very few schools for the blind in India today.

right)1st Prize Nature Stories Steve Winter, USA, for National Geographic 02 March 2013, Los Angeles, USA A cougar walking a trail in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park is captured by a camera trap. To reach the park, which has been the cougar’s home for the last two years it had to cross two of the busiest highways in the US. Cougars are among the most adaptable and widespread terrestrial mammals in the Western Hemisphere, with a range that extends from the tip of Chile to the Canadian Yukon. They are increasingly being seen in and around towns and cities, including Los Angeles and in the Hollywood Hills. Fear of these secretive cats, combined with a lack of adequate public knowledge, tends to justify the thousands of cougars killed every year. Scientists in Wyoming’s Teton National Forest are outfitting them with GPS collars and camera trapping to learn more about basic behaviors and to lift the veil of mystery surrounding them.

left)1st Prize People – Observed Portraits Single Markus Schreiber, Germany, The Associated Press 13 December 2013, Pretoria, South Africa A woman reacts in disappointment after access to see former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was closed on the third and final day of his casket lying in state, outside Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. right)1st Prize People – Observed Portraits Stories Carla Kogelman, the Netherlands 19 July 2012, Merkenbrechts, Austria Hannah and Alena, two sisters living in the rural village of Merkenbrechts, Austria.

■Organized by:The Asahi Shimbun /World Press Photo Foundation
■Cosponsorship:Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography 
■With the pattonage by:the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands/The Photographic Society of Japan/Japan Professional Photographers Society
■Sponsored by:Canon Marketing Japan Inc.