Chi sono i vincitori del World Press Photo 2017

Chi sono i vincitori del World Press Photo 2017

Il World Press Photo è il più importante e celebre premio foto-giornalistico al mondo. Il 13 febbraio scorso, sono stati annunciati i vincitori dell’edizione 2017. Come era già stato preventivato dai bookmaker, a vincere il riconoscimento per la migliore fotografia nella categoria Spot news è stato Burhan Ozbilici. Si tratta del noto fotogiornalista di Associated Press che nel dicembre 2016 è riuscito a riprendere gli attimi in diretta dell’uccisione di Andrey Karlov, l’ambasciatore russo in Turchia.

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Il principale soggetto ritratto nella foto vincitrice è Mevlut Mert Altintas, un agente di polizia turco, di 22 anni, eliminato da alcuni agenti che avevano fatto subito irruzione nella sala in cui l’ambasciatore Karlov stava tenendo un discorso in occasione di una mostra fotografica sulla Russia.

2017 Photo Contest: World Press Photo of the Year by Burhan Ozbilici, (@ap.images) Turkey December 19, 2016: Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş shouts after shooting Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey. Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey, on 19 December 2016. He wounded three other people before being killed by officers in a shootout. The 2017 Photo Contest (#WPPh2017) drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 125 countries submitted 80,408 images. We'll be sharing some of the winning images for the next few weeks, but click the link in our bio to see the full gallery of 309 prize-winning photos.

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“È stato molto difficile ma alla fine la foto dell’anno doveva essere un’immagine esplosiva che rappresentasse veramente il clima di odio che si respira nella nostra epoca”, ha raccontato la giurata e fotografa Mary F. Calvert, parlando del delicato compito dell’intera giuria.

Ma vediamo adesso alcuni tra i più bei scatti premiati.

2017 Photo Contest: Contemporary Issues, first prize singles by Jonathan Bachman, USA Lone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as riot police charge towards her during a protest against police brutality outside the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana, U.S. on July 9, 2016. Evans, a 27-year-old Pennsylvania nurse and mother to a young boy, traveled to Baton Rouge to protest the shooting of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-black man and father of five, who was shot at close range while being held down by two white police officers. The shooting, captured on cell phone videos, aggravated the unrest that has coursed through the United States for two years over the use of excessive force by police, especially against black men. Commissioned by Thomson Reuters (@thomsonreuters) The 2017 Photo Contest (#WPPh2017) drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 125 countries submitted 80,408 images. We'll be sharing some of the winning images for the next few weeks, but click the link in our bio to see the full gallery of 309 prize-winning photos.

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A classificarsi primo nella categoria “Contemporary Issues” è stato Jonathan Bachman di Reuters. Il suo scatto mostra l’attivista Ieshia Evans durante una protesta contro l’uccisione del 37enne di colore Alton Sterling, freddato dalla polizia nel luglio 2016.

2017 Photo Contest winner Lalo de Almeida (@lalodealmeida) "Victims of the #Zika Virus" – Contemporary Issues, second prize stories October 20, 2016: Adriana Cordeiro Soares, 30, bathes her son João Miguel, 3 months old, who was born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, in her house in the rural area of São Vicente do Seridó. In September 2015, babies in #Brazil began to be born with microcephaly and other malformations, and in April 2016 the link between the Zika virus and these malformations was confirmed. Northeastern Brazil, where most of the Zika cases of microcephaly were reported, is one of the poorest regions in the country, and lacks an adequate health system. Many children with microcephaly often live hundreds of kilometers away from the nearest health center and spend hours traveling in order to receive medical and physical therapy. Most come from poor households and receive little governmental support. The 2017 Photo Contest (#WPPh2017) drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 125 countries submitted 80,408 images. We'll be sharing some of the winning images for the next few weeks, but click the link in our bio to see the full gallery of 309 prize-winning photos.

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Al secondo posto della “Contemporary Issues”, troviamo lo scatto realizzato il 20 ottobre 2016 da Lalo de Almeida. La fotografia ritrae una donna che lava suo figlio—nato con microcefalia causata dal virus Zika—nella zona rurale di São Vicente do Seridó, Brasile. Si tratta di una testimonianza della nefasta epidemia che ha colpito dal settembre 2015 alcune zone dell’America latina.

2017 Photo Contest: Contemporary Issues, third prize single, by @danieletter, Germany August 17, 2016: Two Nigerian refugees cry and embrace in a detention center for refugees in Surman, Libya. The detention center houses hundreds of women escaping precarious conditions. Many claim they are regularly beaten or sexually assaulted, and receive insufficient amounts of food and water at the center. Most of these women were attempting to reach Europe by being smuggled across the Mediterranean in boats setting sail from neighboring Sabratah. The 2017 Photo Contest (#WPPh2017) drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 125 countries submitted 80,408 images. We'll be sharing some of the winning images for the next few weeks, but click the link in our bio to see the full gallery of 309 prize-winning photos.

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Sempre nella medesima categoria, troviamo al terzo posto il toccante scatto di Daniel Etter. Si tratta di un ritratto, realizzato il 17 agosto 2016, di due rifugiati nigeriani in un centro di detenzione migranti a Surman in Libia.

2017 Photo Contest winner Elena Anosova, Russia, for "Out of the Way" – Daily Life, second prize stories December 30, 2015: Modern civilization penetrates slowly and fragmentarily. It is intricately woven into the local way of life. In Russia’s extreme north, century-long ways of life dominate the daily life of some of the most isolated parts of the desolate landscape. Modern civilization penetrates slowly and fragmentarily. There are no roads, and only one helicopter shuttle twice monthly. The residents’ ancestors can be traced back to hereditary hunters in a small settlement near Nizhnyaya Tunguska River, Russia, more than 300 years ago. The 2017 Photo Contest (#WPPh2017) drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 125 countries submitted 80,408 images. We'll be sharing some of the winning images for the next few weeks, but click the link in our bio to see the full gallery of 309 prize-winning photos.

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Ad aggiudicarsi il primo premio, invece, nella categoria “Out of the Way – Daily Life” è stata la fotografa russa Elena Anosova. Il suo scatto è una testimonianza, dai toni un po’ surreali, della vita quotidiana delle zone più rurali della Russia, lontane dalla modernità.

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