(Italiano) World Press Photo 2013

© Wei Seng Chen
© Wei Seng Chen

The international jury of the 56th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a picture by Paul Hansen of the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter as the World Press Photo of the Year 2012. The picture shows a group of men carrying the bodies of two dead children through a street in Gaza City. They are being taken to a mosque for the burial ceremony while their father’s body is carried behind on a stretcher. Two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and his older brother Muhammad were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. Their mother was put in intensive care. The picture was made on 20 November 2012 in Gaza City, Palestinian Territories.

The jury gave prizes in nine themed categories to 54 photographers of 32 nationalities from: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Palestinian Territories, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam.

World Press Photo organizes the leading international contest in visual journalism. The foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide.
Its aim is to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and other visual journalists, and for the free exchange of information. Activities include organizing annual photojournalism and multimedia contests and global exhibition tours.
The programs of the World Press Photo Academy strive to stimulate high-quality visual journalism through educational programs, grants and a variety of publications.
World Press Photo is an independent non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it was founded in 1955.


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