World The nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year contest have been announced. Now in its 62nd year, the competition honors photojournalists who have captured images that manage to encapsulate the year, or represent an issue, situation or event of great journalistic importance, while demonstrating an outstanding level of visual perception and creativity. Women make up 32% of the nominees this year, a significant increase from the 2018 Photo Contest, when just 12% of the nominees were female photographers. In addition to the main prize for the best single image, there is also a prize for the best photo story. Further awards are made in eight categories: General News, Spot News, Environment, Nature, Contemporary Issues, Portraits, Sports and Long-Term Projects. The winners will be announced on April 11. Until then, Newsweek presents the nominees for the 2019 World Press Photo of the Year contest, starting with the six nominees for the press photo of the year, then looking at each of the categories, before ending with photo stories. The nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year: Crying Girl on the Border, John Moore, Getty Images © John Moore, Getty Images Immigrant families had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico… Read full this story
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