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The winners of World Press Photo 2015
The winners of World Press Photo 2015 have been revealed. Here are the award-winning photos and participants.
The jury of the World Press Photo, the world’s most important photojournalistic award established in 1955, has declared the 2015 winners. They have been announced on 12 February in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The winner of the 58th edition and of the category Contemporary Issues is Mads Nissen, thanks to a shot that is part of his project against social discriminations Homophobia in Russia, showing a gay couple (Jon, 21, and Alex, 25) in a moment of intimacy in Saint Petersburg. Nissen is currently working for the Danish newspaper Politiken.
This year 5,692 people from 131 countries participated to the contest, for a total 97,912 pictures shot in 2014. The winners of each category: Nature (Yonghzi Chu, 1st prize singles; Anand Varma, 1st prize stories); Daily Life (Cai Sheng Xiang, 1st prize singles; Michele Palazzi, 1st prize stories); Contemporary Issues (Mads Nissen, 1st prize singles; Giulio di Sturco, 1st prize stories); Portraits (Rapahela Rosella, 1st prize singles; Sofia Valiente, 1st prize stories); General News (Sergei Ilnitsky, 1st prize singles; Pete Muller, 1st prize stories); Sports (Bao Tailiang, 1st prize singles; Kieran Doherty, 1st prize stories); Long-Term Projects (Darcy Padilla, 1st prize stories); and Spot News (Bulent Kilic, 1st prize singles; Jerome Sessini, 1st prize stories).
The award ceremony, where a 10,000 euros cheque will be given to the winner, is held on 24-25 April in Amsterdam.
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