WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2014
The international jury of the 57th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by American photographer John Stanmeyer of VII Photo Agency as the World Press Photo of the Year 2013. The picture shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from countries such as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East. The picture also won 1st Prize in the Contemporary Issues category and was shot for National Geographic.
The jury gave prizes in nine themed categories to 53 photographers of 25 nationalities from: Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA.
WORLD PRESS PHOTO
World Press Photo organizes the leading international contest in visual journalism. The foundation is committed to supporting and promoting high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide.
Its aim is to generate wide public interest in and appreciation of the work of photographers and other visual journalists, as well as to promote the free exchange of information. Activities include organizing annual photojournalism and multimedia contests and global exhibition tours.
The programs of the 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 based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it was founded in 1955.