A special thanks to the independent Jury
2019 Photo Contest
Since 1955 the World Press Photo Contest has recognized professional photographers for the best pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism.
For the 62nd edition of the contest, an independent jury covering a wide range of photography backgrounds–from six global regions, with an equal number of men and women–selected the 2019 World Press Photo Contest nominees, and the stories that matter. These stories reach about more than 4 million people each year and tour worldwide on an exhibition that visits around 100 locations, starting in Amsterdam from 14 April 2019.
For the 62nd edition of the Photo Contest, the World Press Photo Foundation introduced a major new award: the World Press Photo Story of the Year. On a par with the World Press Photo of the Year, this new award honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills produced a story with excellent editing and sequencing that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in 2018.
World Press Photo of the Year Nominees
The World Press Photo of the Year honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in that year.
“Ideally a [World Press Photo] picture of the year would be surprising, unique, relevant, memorable,” says Johnson. “It should be able to tell the story in one image, but at the same time be intriguing and make you pause and look at it again,” adds Martins.
The jury selected six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year by:
—Mohammed Badra, Syria, European Pressphoto Agency
—Marco Gualazzini, Italy, Contrasto
—Catalina Martin-Chico, France/Spain, Panos
—McGrath, Australia, Getty Images
—John Moore, United States, Getty Images
—Brent Stirton, South Africa, Getty Images