Monday, February 15, 2010

The Winners of World Press Photo 2009

The winners of the World Press Photo of the Year 2009 contest have just been announced. The overall winner is Italian photographer Pietro Masturzo for his image of women shouting in protest from a rooftop in Tehran after the strongly contested presidential elections. The jury gave prizes in ten themed categories to 63 photographers of 23 nationalities from: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mali, Mexico, the Netherlands, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Somalia, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States. The winning entries have been chosen from a record 101,960 images submitted by 5,847 photographers. Featured above is the 1st prize winning entry in the Nature Singles category, Hunting Kingfisher by József Szentpéteri (alias Joe Petersburger), National Geographic.

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