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HKFP Lens: Stunning photojournalism from the 2019 World Press Photo contest nominees

The World Press Photo Foundation has announced the nominees for its 62nd annual Photo Contest and 9th Digital Storytelling contest awards [Graphic content below].
World Press Photo awards nominees

Victims of an Alleged Gas Attack Receive Treatment in Eastern Ghouta – A man and a child receive treatment after the suspected gas attack on al-Shifunieh, 25 February 2018. Photo: Mohammed Badra, European Pressphoto Agency.

This year, 4,738 photographers from 129 countries entered 78,801 images into the contest.
World Press Photo awards nominees

Almajiri Boy – An orphaned boy walks past a wall with drawings depicting rocket-propelled grenade launchers, in Bol, Chad. Photo: Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto.

An independent jury comprising leading photography professionals will select the winning pictures. The winners will be announced at the Awards Show taking place on 11 April in Amsterdam.
World Press Photo awards nominees

Being Pregnant After FARC Child-Bearing Ban – Yorladis is pregnant for the sixth time, after five other pregnancies were terminated during her FARC years. She says she managed to hide the fifth pregnancy from her commander until the sixth month by wearing loose clothes. Photo: Catalina Martin-Chico, Panos.

Lars Boering, managing director of the World Press Photo Foundation: “Today the World Press Photo Foundation presents the best pictures and productions contributing to the past year of visual journalism, and with them, the stories that matter. As the need for images and stories we can trust has never been greater, we are proud to recognize these visual journalists and digital storytellers, and look forward to sharing their work with the world in our World Press Photo Exhibition 2019.”
World Press Photo awards nominees

The Disappearance of Jamal Kashoggi – An unidentified man tries to hold back the press on 15 October, as Saudi investigators arrive at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, amid a growing international backlash to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photo: Chris McGrath, Getty Images.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Crying Girl on the Border – Honduran toddler Yanela Sanchez cries as she and her mother, Sandra Sanchez, are taken into custody by US border officials in McAllen, Texas, USA, on 12 June. Photo: John Moore, Getty Images.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Akashinga – the Brave Ones – Petronella Chigumbura (30), a member of an all-female anti-poaching unit called Akashinga, participates in stealth and concealment training in the Phundundu Wildlife Park, Zimbabwe. Photo: Brent Stirton, Getty Images.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Male Rape: Former US marine Ethan Hanson bathes at home in Austin, Minnesota, USA, after a sexual trauma experienced during his military service left him unable to take showers. Photo: Mary F. Calvert.

World Press Photo awards nominees

The Cubanitas – Pura rides around her neighborhood in a pink 1950s convertible, as the community gathers to celebrate her fifteenth birthday, in Havana, Cuba. Photo: Diana Markosian, Magnum Photos.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Living Among What’s Left Behind – A child who collects recyclable material lies on a mattress surrounded by garbage floating on the Pasig River, in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Mário Cruz.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Evacuated – Evacuated horses stand tied to a pole, as smoke from a wildfire billows above them, on Zuma Beach, in Malibu, California, USA, on 10 November. Photo: Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Unilateral – US President Donald Trump leads France’s President Emmanuel Macron by the hand while walking to the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington DC, on 24 April 2018. Photo: Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Still Life Volcano – The living-room of an abandoned home in San Miguel Los Lotes, Guatemala, lies covered in ash after the eruption of Volcán de Fuego on 3 June 2018. Photo: Daniele Volpe.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Flamingo Socks – A Caribbean flamingo inspects the improvised socks created to help heal its severe foot lesions, at the Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben, Curaçao. Photo: Jasper Doest.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Glass Butterfly – A winged comb jelly, Leucothea multicornis, its wings widely opened, propels itself through waters off Alicante, Spain. Photo: Angel Fitor.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Survival Instinct – Frogs with their legs severed and surrounded by frogspawn struggle to the surface, after being thrown back into the water in Covasna, Eastern Carpathians, Romania, in April 2018. Photo: Bence Máté.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Black Birds – Jochen (71) and Mohamed (21; not his real name) sit in the Tiergarten, Berlin. Jochen fell in love after meeting Mohamed, then a sex worker in the park. They have been dating for 19 months. Photo: Heba Khamis.

World Press Photo awards nominees

When I Was Ill – Alyona Kochetkova sits at home, unable to face borscht (beet soup), her favorite food, during treatment for cancer. Photo: Alyona Kochetkova.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Dakar Fashion – Diarra Ndiaye, Ndeye Fatou Mbaye and Mariza Sakho model outfits by designer Adama Paris, in the Medina neighborhood of the Senegalese capital, Dakar, as curious residents look on. Photo: Finbarr O’Reilly.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Sunlight Serve – Naomi Osaka serves during her match against Simona Halep from Romania during the Australian Open tennis tournament, at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia, on 22 January. Photo: David Gray, Reuters.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Shields Strikes Back – Olympic champion Claressa Shields (right) meets Hanna Gabriels in a boxing match at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on 22 June. Photo: Terrell Groggins.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Boxing in Katanga – Boxer Morin Ajambo (30) trains in Katanga, a large slum settlement in Kampala, Uganda, on 24 March. Photo: John T. Pedersen.

World Press Photo awards nominees

The Death of Michael Nadayo – The body of Michael Nadayao lies in the street after he was shot dead by unidentified men in front of mourners at a wake, in Quezon City, Philippines, on 31 August 2018. Photo: Ezra Acayan.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Climbing the Border Fence – Central American migrants climb the border fence between Mexico and the United States, near El Chaparral border crossing, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, on 25 November 2018. Photo: Pedro Pardo, Agence France-Presse.

World Press Photo awards nominees

Afghan Refugees Waiting to Cross the Iranian Border – An Afghan refugee comforts his companion while waiting for transport across the eastern border of Iran, on 27 July. Photo: Enayat Asadi.

HKFP Lens: Stunning photojournalism from the 2019 World Press Photo contest nominees