The World Press Photo search among thousands of photos, take by photojournalists in all world, for the bests pictures. Check out some winners of 2016:
Hope for a New Life, Warren Richardson, Serbia (World Press Photo of the Year 2015/Spot News, 1st prize singles)
– “A baby is handed through a hole in a razor wire barrier, to a Syrian refugee who has already managed to cross the border from Serbia into Hungary, near Röszke.
Hungary was hardening its stance towards refugees attempting to enter the country. In July, Hungary began construction on a four-meter-high barrier fence along the entire length of the frontier with Serbia, to close off border crossings through all but official routes. Refugees attempted to find ways through before the fence was completed on 14 September. This group had spent four hours hiding in an apple orchard at night, dodging border police, being gassed with pepper spray, and trying to find a way across.”
Haze in China, Zhang Lei, China, Tianjin Daily (Contemporary Issues, first prize singles)
– “A cloud of smog hangs over Tianjin, in northeastern China.
Tianjin, the fourth most populous city in China, is an industrial and logistics hub. Its port forms a gateway to the national capital, Beijing. Hazardous smog blanketing China’s northeast triggered red alerts in a number of cities throughout the month, including Beijing and Tianjin. Schools were advised to stop classes, and people were told to stay inside and restrict vehicle use.”
China’s Coal Addiction, Kevin Frayer, Shanxi province (Daily Life, first prize singles)
– “Smoke billows from stacks as men push a tricycle through a neighborhood next to a coal-fired power plant in northern Shanxi province.
The region is the leading producer of coal in China, with annual production exceeding 300 million tonnes. Air pollution is estimated to contribute to around 17 percent of all deaths in China, and a heavy dependence on burning coal for energy has made China the source of nearly a third of the world’s CO2 emissions.”
IS Fighter Treated at Kurdish Hospital, Mauricio Lima, Syria, The New York Times (General News, first prize singles)
– “A doctor rubs ointment on the burns of Jacob, a 16-year-old fighter from the group calling itself Islamic State (IS), in front of a poster of Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), at a hospital in Al-Hasaka, northern Syria.
The hospital was controlled by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish force opposing IS incursion into a Kurdish region in northeastern Syria. IS, which aims at establishing an Islamic caliphate in the region, was in control of other northern areas around Raqqa and Aleppo. According to YPG militiamen, Jacob was the sole survivor of a YPG ambush on a truck alleged to have been carrying six IS fighters on the city outskirts.”
Storm Front on Bondi Beach, Rohan Kelly, Bondi Beach, The Daily Telegraph (Nature, first prize singles)
– “A massive shelf cloud moves towards Bondi Beach.
The cloud was part of a weather front that brought violent thunderstorms, with local media reporting damaging winds, hailstones the size of golf balls, and heavy rainfall. Shelf clouds are low cloud banks often with smooth or layered surfaces, and black, turbulent bases.”
FIS World Championships, Christian Walgram, Colorado (Sports, first prize singles)
– “Czech skier Ondrej Bank crashes during the downhill portion of the alpine combined contest, at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Bank stumbled and lost control just before the final jump. He was hospitalized with concussion and facial injuries.”
Waiting to Register, Matic Zorman, Serbia (People, first prize singles)
– “Refugee children covered in rain capes wait in line to be registered. Most refugees who crossed into Serbia continued their journey north, towards countries of the European Union.”
Sexual Assault in America’s Military, Mary F. Calvert, North Carolina (Long-Term Projects, first prize stories)
– “Melissa Bania hangs a banner inscribed with the story of her rape on a footbridge across from Naval Station San Diego, in California. MST survivors had gathered in San Diego to bring attention to rape in the US military.
The incidence of sexual assault on women by their colleagues in the US Armed Forces is high. Many women see reporting attacks to their commands as difficult or futile. Very few sexual assaults are reported and only a fraction of those get to court. The trauma of a sexual assault, and the ensuing emotional distress, may lead to long-term personal issues. The effects of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) include drug and alcohol dependence, homelessness, and an increased risk of suicide. Challenges for women veterans are not always met by existing vet programs. Women veterans form the fastest growing segment of the homeless population of the US, and are four times more likely to be homeless as other women.
The photographer, who comes from a military family, made it her mission to document the lives of MST survivors, and to keep the issue talked about. She learned that they formed a network of support for each other, but that homeless survivors were a hidden population, who rarely spoke to others about their experiences.”