2018 World Press Photo Award Nominees

2018 sees a new process for the World Press Photo awards. This year they are announcing the award nominees for all categories – today. The awards themselves will be announced April 12, 2018.

In the video below you can watch the 2018 Chair of the General jury, Magdalena Herrera (Director of Photography for Geo France)  explaining what makes a World Press Photo of the Year.

The jury on the six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year. from World Press Photo on Vimeo.

You can see more information about the photographers and something that I’ve always called for the basic exif data of the photos – at www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2018

The nominees are:

Patrick Brown

People watch as bodies of children and other Rohingya refugees are transported after their boat with passengers fleeing from Myanmar capsized off the Inani beach near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh September 28, 2017. More than 100 Rohingya were on board the vessel when it capsized in rough seas around 5:30pm (11:30am GMT 28/09/2017) on Thursday close to Patuwartek, some 8km of Inani Beach in Cox’s Bazar District.
Seventeen survivors were found, along with 15 bodies of women and children, police said. “The Rohingya [survivors] are saying there were more than 100 on the boat,” Police inspector Mohamed Kai Kislu “We fear we will find more bodies,” he added. Nurul Islam, a 22-year-old survivor from Rathedaung Township, District Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, said he had boarded the boat from Go Zon Dia, a Rohingya village along the Naf river, at 10pm on Wednesday (4am GMT on Thursday). He confirmed that more than 100 people, mostly women and children, were on board the boat. An unprecedented 430,000 Rohingya refugees, over 240,000 of them children, have fled Rakhine State in Myanmar into Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. 
Minors make up at least 60 per cent of the 430,000 Rohingya who have crossed the border to Bangladesh over the past few weeks. Highly traumatised, they are arriving malnourished and injured after walking for days to the safety of Bangladesh.
Children arriving in the camps have endured long and dangerous journeys. Many have witnessed violence and lost family members.
Commissioned by Panos Pictures/Unicef

Adam Ferguson

Aisha, age 14, stands for a portrait in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria on Sept. 21, 2017. Aisha was kidnapped by Boko Haram then assigned a suicide bombing mission. After she was strapped with explosives, she found help instead of blowing herself and others up. Photo by Adam Ferguson for The New York Times

Ivor Prickett

An unidentified young boy who was carried out of the last ISIS controlled area in the Old City by a man suspected of being a militant is cared for by Iraqi Special Forces soldiers. The soldiers suspected the man had used the boy as a human shield in order to try and escape as he did not know the child’s name and claimed he had just found him alone in the street. One of the soldiers agreed to adopt the boy given that they knew nothing about him and he didn’t speak. 12/07/2017

Ivor Prickett

A passerby comforts an injured woman lying on the pavement after Khalid Masood drove his car into pedestrians killing four in addition to a police officer at Westminster Bridge in London, Britain, March 22, 2017.

Ronaldo Schemidt

Civilians who had remained in west Mosul during the battle to retake the city, lined up for an aid distribution in the Mamun neighbourhood. After months of being trapped in the last remaining ISIS held areas of the city the people in west Mosul were severely short on food and water. Those who chose to remain in the city rather than go to one of the many camps for displaced people, initially relied on aid in order to survive. 15/03/2017

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