SNAPSHOT Of African Immigrants Wins 2014 World Press Photo Contest (SEE ALL...

SNAPSHOT Of African Immigrants Wins 2014 World Press Photo Contest (SEE ALL WINNERS)

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on February 15, 2014
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1st Prize Sports Feature StoriesPeter Holgersson, Sweden19 December 2013, Lidingö, SwedenNadja feeling better just before her last treatment. Lidingö, Sweden.Swedish athlete Nadja Casadei has participated in the World and European Championships in heptathlon. In autumn 2013, she was diagnosed with cancer and by January 2014 she completed her chemotherapy. She has continued to train throughout her illness, hoping to be healthy and ready by the summer for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Picture: PETER HOLGERSSON

The international jury of the 57th annual World Press Photo Contest have announced the winners of nine themed categories in the prestigious photographic contest. The contest drew en

tries from professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers across the world. By the mid-January deadline, 98,671 images had been submitted by 5,754 photographers from 132 countries.

The winning photo, Signal, taken February 26, 2013 is a photo by John Stanmeyer which 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’.

World Press Photo of the Year 2013 John Stanmeyer, USA, VII for National Geographic 26 February 2013, Djibouti City, Djibouti 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 such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East. Picture: JOHN STANMEYER/VII FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
World Press Photo of the Year 2013
John Stanmeyer, USA, VII for National Geographic
26 February 2013, Djibouti City, Djibouti
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 such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.
Picture: JOHN STANMEYER/VII FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
1st Prize General News SingleAlessandro Penso, Italy, OnOff Picture21 November 2013, Sofia, BulgariaMilitary Ramp, an emergency refugee centre, was opened in September 2013 in an abandoned school in Sofia, Bulgaria. The centre provides housing for about 800 Syrian refugees, including 390 children.Picture: ALESSANDRO PENSO/ONOFF PICTURE
1st Prize General News SingleAlessandro Penso, Italy, OnOff Picture21 November 2013, Sofia, BulgariaMilitary Ramp, an emergency refugee centre, was opened in September 2013 in an abandoned school in Sofia, Bulgaria. The centre provides housing for about 800 Syrian refugees, including 390 children.Picture: ALESSANDRO PENSO/ONOFF PICTURE
2nd Prize General News StoriesWilliam Daniels, France, Panos Pictures for Time17 November 2013, Central African RepublicDemonstrators gather on a street in Bangui to call for the resignation of interim President Michel Djotodia following the murder of Judge Modeste Martineau Bria by members of Seleka. Bangui, Central African Republic.Picture: WILLIAM DANIELS/PANOS PICTURES FOR TIME
2nd Prize General News StoriesWilliam Daniels, France, Panos Pictures for Time17 November 2013, Central African RepublicDemonstrators gather on a street in Bangui to call for the resignation of interim President Michel Djotodia following the murder of Judge Modeste Martineau Bria by members of Seleka. Bangui, Central African Republic.Picture: WILLIAM DANIELS/PANOS PICTURES FOR TIME
1st Prize Spot News SinglePhillipe Lopez, France, Agence France-Presse18 November 2013, Tolosa, the PhilippinesSurvivors of typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa, on the eastern island of Leyte. One of the strongest cyclones ever recorded, Haiyan left 8,000 people dead and missing and more than four million homeless after it hit the central Philippines.Picture: PHILLIPE LOPEZ/AFP
1st Prize Spot News SinglePhillipe Lopez, France, Agence France-Presse18 November 2013, Tolosa, the PhilippinesSurvivors of typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa, on the eastern island of Leyte. One of the strongest cyclones ever recorded, Haiyan left 8,000 people dead and missing and more than four million homeless after it hit the central Philippines.Picture: PHILLIPE LOPEZ/AFP
1st Prize Spot News StoriesGoran Tomasevic, Serbia, Reuters30 January 2013, Damascus, SyriaSyrian rebel fighters take cover amid flying debris and shrapnel after being hit by a tank shell fired towards them by the Syrian Army in the Ain Tarma neighborhood of Damascus.Picture: GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS
1st Prize Spot News StoriesGoran Tomasevic, Serbia, Reuters30 January 2013, Damascus, SyriaSyrian rebel fighters take cover amid flying debris and shrapnel after being hit by a tank shell fired towards them by the Syrian Army in the Ain Tarma neighborhood of Damascus.Picture: GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS
3rd Prize Sports Action StoriesQuinn Rooney, Australia, Getty Images27 April 2013, Adelaide, AustraliaDaniel Arnamnart of Australia competes in the men's 100-meter backstroke during day two of the Australian Swimming Championships on 27 April 2013 at SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide, AustraliaPicture: QUINN ROONEY/GETTY IMAGES
3rd Prize Sports Action StoriesQuinn Rooney, Australia, Getty Images27 April 2013, Adelaide, AustraliaDaniel Arnamnart of Australia competes in the men’s 100-meter backstroke during day two of the Australian Swimming Championships on 27 April 2013 at SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide, AustraliaPicture: QUINN ROONEY/GETTY IMAGES
2nd Prize Sports Action SingleAndrzej Grygiel, Poland, for PAP-Polska Agencja Prasowa24 March 2013, Szczyrk, PolandCompetitor at a slalom contest in Szczyrk, PolandPicture: ANDREJ GRYGIEL/PAP
2nd Prize Sports Action SingleAndrzej Grygiel, Poland, for PAP-Polska Agencja Prasowa24 March 2013, Szczyrk, PolandCompetitor at a slalom contest in Szczyrk, PolandPicture: ANDREJ GRYGIEL/PAP
1st Prize Daily Life StoriesFred Ramos, El Salvador, El Faro10 August 2013, San Salvador, El SalvadorDate found: 1 February 2013. Time 3:45 P.M. Location: a sugar plantation in Apopa, San Salvador, El Salvador. Sex: Female. Age: Between 17 and 18 years old. Time of disappearance: not available.The North Central American Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador) is one of the most violent regions in the world. In many cases, clothes that are found become the only means to identify victims.Picture: FRED RAMOS/EL FARO
1st Prize Daily Life StoriesFred Ramos, El Salvador, El Faro10 August 2013, San Salvador, El SalvadorDate found: 1 February 2013. Time 3:45 P.M. Location: a sugar plantation in Apopa, San Salvador, El Salvador. Sex: Female. Age: Between 17 and 18 years old. Time of disappearance: not available.The North Central American Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador) is one of the most violent regions in the world. In many cases, clothes that are found become the only means to identify victims.Picture: FRED RAMOS/EL FARO
1st Prize Daily Life SingleJulius Schrank, Germany, De Volkskrant15 March 2013, BurmaKachin Independence Army fighters drinking and celebrating at a funeral of one of their commanders who died the day before. The city is under siege by the Burmese army.Picture: JULIUS SCHRANK/DE VOLKSKRANT
1st Prize Daily Life SingleJulius Schrank, Germany, De Volkskrant15 March 2013, BurmaKachin Independence Army fighters drinking and celebrating at a funeral of one of their commanders who died the day before. The city is under siege by the Burmese army.Picture: JULIUS SCHRANK/DE VOLKSKRANT
1st Prize Contemporary Issues Stories Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, USA, for Time. Sara documented the story of Maggie and her life since November 2012, when she was a victim of a violent attack by her now ex-boyfriend Shane.17 November 2012, USAAs the fight continued to rage, Shane told Maggie that she could choose between getting beaten in the kitchen, or going with him to the basement so they could talk privately. Lancaster, USA.Picture: SARA NAOMI LEWKOWICZ/TIME
1st Prize Contemporary Issues Stories Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, USA, for Time. Sara documented the story of Maggie and her life since November 2012, when she was a victim of a violent attack by her now ex-boyfriend Shane.17 November 2012, USAAs the fight continued to rage, Shane told Maggie that she could choose between getting beaten in the kitchen, or going with him to the basement so they could talk privately. Lancaster, USA.Picture: SARA NAOMI LEWKOWICZ/TIME
3rd Prize Contemporary Issues SingleChristopher Vanegas, Mexico, La Vanguardia / El Guardían08 March 2013, Saltillo, Coahuila, MexicoPolice arrive at a crime scene where two bodies hang from a bridge; another three are on the floor. They had been killed by organized crime in Saltillo, Coahuila, in retaliation against other criminal groups.Picture: CHRISTOPHER VANEGAS/LA VANGUARIDA/EL GUARDIAN
3rd Prize Contemporary Issues SingleChristopher Vanegas, Mexico, La Vanguardia / El Guardían08 March 2013, Saltillo, Coahuila, MexicoPolice arrive at a crime scene where two bodies hang from a bridge; another three are on the floor. They had been killed by organized crime in Saltillo, Coahuila, in retaliation against other criminal groups.Picture: CHRISTOPHER VANEGAS/LA VANGUARIDA/EL GUARDIAN
2nd Prize Spot News StoriesTyler Hicks, USA, The New York Times21 September 2013, Nairobi, KenyaA woman and children hiding in the Westgate mall. They escaped unharmed after gunmen had opened fire at the upscale Nairobi mall on 21 September 2013. At least 39 people were killed in one of the worst terrorist attacks in Kenya’s history..Picture: TYLER HICKS/NEW YORK TIMES
2nd Prize Spot News StoriesTyler Hicks, USA, The New York Times21 September 2013, Nairobi, KenyaA woman and children hiding in the Westgate mall. They escaped unharmed after gunmen had opened fire at the upscale Nairobi mall on 21 September 2013. At least 39 people were killed in one of the worst terrorist attacks in Kenya’s history..Picture: TYLER HICKS/NEW YORK TIMES
1st Prize Sports Feature StoriesPeter Holgersson, Sweden19 December 2013, Lidingö, SwedenNadja feeling better just before her last treatment. Lidingö, Sweden.Swedish athlete Nadja Casadei has participated in the World and European Championships in heptathlon. In autumn 2013, she was diagnosed with cancer and by January 2014 she completed her chemotherapy. She has continued to train throughout her illness, hoping to be healthy and ready by the summer for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Picture: PETER HOLGERSSON
1st Prize Sports Feature StoriesPeter Holgersson, Sweden19 December 2013, Lidingö, SwedenNadja feeling better just before her last treatment. Lidingö, Sweden.Swedish athlete Nadja Casadei has participated in the World and European Championships in heptathlon. In autumn 2013, she was diagnosed with cancer and by January 2014 she completed her chemotherapy. She has continued to train throughout her illness, hoping to be healthy and ready by the summer for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Picture: PETER HOLGERSSON
1st Prize People – Observed Portraits SingleMarkus Schreiber, Germany, The Associated Press13 December 2013, Pretoria, South AfricaA woman reacts in disappointment after access to see former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was closed on the third and final day of his casket lying in state, outside Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.Picture: MARKUS SCHREIBER/AP
1st Prize People – Observed Portraits SingleMarkus Schreiber, Germany, The Associated Press13 December 2013, Pretoria, South AfricaA woman reacts in disappointment after access to see former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was closed on the third and final day of his casket lying in state, outside Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.Picture: MARKUS SCHREIBER/AP
1st Prize People – Staged Portraits SingleBrent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images25 September 2013, West Bengal IndiaA group of blind albino boys photographed in their boarding room at the Vivekananda mission school for the blind in West Bengal, India. This is one of the very few schools for the blind in India today.Picture: BRENT STIRTON/REPORTAGE BY GETTY IMAGES
1st Prize People – Staged Portraits SingleBrent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images25 September 2013, West Bengal IndiaA group of blind albino boys photographed in their boarding room at the Vivekananda mission school for the blind in West Bengal, India. This is one of the very few schools for the blind in India today.Picture: BRENT STIRTON/REPORTAGE BY GETTY IMAGES
1st Prize People – Observed Portraits StoriesCarla Kogelman, the Netherlands19 July 2012, Merkenbrechts, AustriaHannah and Alena, two sisters living in the rural village of Merkenbrechts, Austria.Picture: CARLA KOGELMAN
1st Prize People – Observed Portraits StoriesCarla Kogelman, the Netherlands19 July 2012, Merkenbrechts, AustriaHannah and Alena, two sisters living in the rural village of Merkenbrechts, Austria.Picture: CARLA KOGELMAN
2nd Prize People – Staged Portraits StoriesDenis Dailleux, France, Agence Vu03 February 2011, Cairo, EgyptAli, a young Egyptian bodybuilder, poses with his mother.Picture: DENIS DAILLEUX/AGENCE VU
2nd Prize People – Staged Portraits StoriesDenis Dailleux, France, Agence Vu03 February 2011, Cairo, EgyptAli, a young Egyptian bodybuilder, poses with his mother.Picture: DENIS DAILLEUX/AGENCE VU
3rd Prize Nature StoriesChristian Ziegler, Germany, for National Geographic Magazine25 January 2011, CongoA five-year-old bonobo turns out to be the most curious individual of a wild group of bonobos near the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Despite being humans’ closest living relatives, little is known about Bonobos and their behavior in the wild in remote parts of the Congo basin. Bonobos are threatened by habitat loss and bush meat trade.Picture: CHRISTIAN ZIEGLER/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
3rd Prize Nature StoriesChristian Ziegler, Germany, for National Geographic Magazine25 January 2011, CongoA five-year-old bonobo turns out to be the most curious individual of a wild group of bonobos near the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Despite being humans’ closest living relatives, little is known about Bonobos and their behavior in the wild in remote parts of the Congo basin. Bonobos are threatened by habitat loss and bush meat trade.Picture: CHRISTIAN ZIEGLER/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
1st Prize Nature Stories Steve Winter, USA, for National Geographic02 March 2013, Los Angeles, USAA cougar walking a trail in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park is captured by a camera trap. To reach the park, which has been the cougar’s home for the last two years it had to cross two of the busiest highways in the US.Cougars are among the most adaptable and widespread terrestrial mammals in the Western Hemisphere, with a range that extends from the tip of Chile to the Canadian Yukon. They are increasingly being seen in and around towns and cities, including Los Angeles and in the Hollywood Hills. Fear of these secretive cats, combined with a lack of adequate public knowledge, tends to justify the thousands of cougars killed every year. Scientists in Wyoming’s Teton National Forest are outfitting them with GPS collars and camera trapping to learn more about basic behaviors and to lift the veil of mystery surrounding them.Picture: STEVE WINTER/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
1st Prize Nature Stories Steve Winter, USA, for National Geographic02 March 2013, Los Angeles, USAA cougar walking a trail in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park is captured by a camera trap. To reach the park, which has been the cougar’s home for the last two years it had to cross two of the busiest highways in the US.Cougars are among the most adaptable and widespread terrestrial mammals in the Western Hemisphere, with a range that extends from the tip of Chile to the Canadian Yukon. They are increasingly being seen in and around towns and cities, including Los Angeles and in the Hollywood Hills. Fear of these secretive cats, combined with a lack of adequate public knowledge, tends to justify the thousands of cougars killed every year. Scientists in Wyoming’s Teton National Forest are outfitting them with GPS collars and camera trapping to learn more about basic behaviors and to lift the veil of mystery surrounding them.Picture: STEVE WINTER/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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