The winners of The World Press Photo Awards, 2017 have recently been announced. Over five thousand photographers from 125 countries sent their entries to the prestigious contest, which is currently in its 60th year.
Burhan Ozbilici’s photograph ‘Hatred of the World’, depicting the Turkish cop holding up his gun beside the spread-eagle body of the slain Russian envoy he had just assassinated, won the Photo of the year award.
Here are the other winning photographs (Singles) in each of the 8 categories:
Contemporary Issues: ‘Taking a stand in Baton Rouge’ by Jonathan Bachman
Daily Life: ‘The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War’ By Paula Bronstein
General News: ‘Offensive on Mosul’ by Laurent Van der Stockt
Long-Term Projects: by Valery Melnikov
Nature: ‘Caretta Caretta Trapped’ by FrSancis Perez
People: ‘What ISIS Left Behind’ Magnus Wennman
Sports: ‘Grand National Steeplechase’ Tom Jenkins
Spot News: ‘Pakistan Bomb Blast’ Jamal Taraqai
And here is a special mention to an Indian who also made it to the winning list:
Nature: ‘Big Cat in My Backyard’ by Nayan Kahnolkar (Second Prize)