World Press Photo Winners Announced
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s World Press Photo awards, including two Reportage photographers, Brent Stirton and Sara Naomi Lewkowicz. Brent’s image of blind albino boys in India, above, won first place in the staged portraits category. Sara’s photoessay on domestic violence received first place in the contemporary issues category.
"All of us at Getty Images are proud of our colleagues and friends selected for World Press Photo honors," says Getty Images CEO, Jonathan Klein. "Storytelling unites our shared humanity and is at the heart of our work at Getty Images. In this increasingly visual age, with the number of platforms for imagery growing rapidly, photojournalism is more powerful and important than ever before and we are committed to ensuring that important stories are told."
Aidan Sullivan, the head of the Reportage division, adds: “Such great news to see our photographers being recognized yet again in the World Press Photo competition. It is paramount that these important bodies of work and the photographers that create them , often under incredibly difficult circumstances , are given the accolades and the global spotlight they deserve.”
Three Getty Images staff photographers were also recognized:
Chris McGrath: 1st Place, General News Story - Typhoon Haiyan
Ezra Shaw: 2nd Place, Sports Action Story - America’s Cup
Al Bello: 3rd Place, Sports Action Single - U.S. Open
Quinn Rooney: 3rd Place, Sports Action Story - Australian Swimming Championship
See the rest of the winners on the World Press Photo web site.