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World Press Photo 2024: Ukrainian Yulia Kochetova is among the award winners

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr20,2024

World Press Photo 2024: Ukrainian Yulia Kochetova is among the award winners

Yulia Kochetova/World Press Photo-2024

The winners of the World Press Photo-2024 photo contest have been announced. The photo of the year was a photo of a Palestinian woman hugging the dead body of her niece.

The prestigious international documentary photography competition World Press Photo 2024 has announced the winners of the 2024 global competition. Radio MAXIMUM tells who won the prize.

The main prize of World Press Photo 2024 was awarded to Reuters photojournalist Mohammed Salem for a picture taken in the Gaza Strip – a Palestinian woman hugs the body of her niece.< /p>

The jury noted the thoroughness and respect in the approach to creating the image, offering at once a metaphorical and literal look at an incredible loss. This photographer was awarded for the same subject more than ten years ago.

Selected by an independent jury from over 61,000 entries, the works demonstrate the importance of press and documentary photography and are a testament to courage, skill and compassion , discovered by photographers from all over the world, the organizers of the competition say.

The award in the World Press Photo 2024 global competition in the “Open format” category went to the project of Ukrainian photographer Yulia Kochetova “War is personal”. This project aims to show the world what it is like to live with war as an everyday thing reality.

Most of the award winners are local photographers covering events in their region. They shoot stories where they come from. The regional stage of the competition provides that in each region, in each part of the world, be it Asia, Africa, Europe, North and Central America, South America, Southeast Asia or Oceania, winners are determined in four nominations: Singles, Stories, Long -Term Projects, Open Format.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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