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The World Press Photo Contest 2016

  • Posted by Peter Glatzer on March 4, 2016 in Photography
  • 1. People, Second Prize Winner, Stories

    La Maya Tradition by Daniel Ochoa de Olza / AP

    A ‘Maya’ girl sits in an altar during the traditional celebration of ‘Las Mayas’ on the streets of the small village of Colmenar Viejo. Young girls between the age of 7 and 11 are chosen every year as ‘Maya’ for the ‘Las Mayas,’ a festival derived from pagan rites celebrating the arrival of spring, in the town of Colmenar Viejo, Spain. The girls are required to sit still for a couple of hours in a decorated altar. Taken near Madrid, Spain, on May 2, 2015.

    2. Nature, Third Prize Winner, Singles

    by Sergio Velasco Garcia

    Colima Volcano in Mexico shows a powerful night explosion with lightning and some incandescent rockfalls. Photo taken 12.5 kilometers away from the crater near a lagoon named Carrizalillos on Comala Municipality. This particular bolt of lightning is more than 600 meters tall, lighting details of the south portion of volcano in this 8 second exposure. December 13, 2015.

    3. Daily Life, Third Prize Winner, Singles

    Into the Light by Zohreh Saberi / Mehrnews Agency

    Raheleh, who was born blind, stands behind a window in the morning. She likes the warmness of the sunlight on her face. Photograph taken just north of Tehran, Iran, on November 12, 2015.

    4. Contemporary Issues, First Prize Winner, Singles

    Haze in China by Zhang Lei / Tianjin Daily

    A city in northern China shrouded in haze. Taken in Tianjin, China, on December 10, 2015.

    5. Contemporary Issues, Third Prize Winner, Singles

    By John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune

    Lamon Reccord stares down a police sergeant during a protest following the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by police in Chicago, Illinois. Taken on November 25, 2015.

    6. Sports, First Prize Winner, Singles

    By GEPA pictures / Christian Walgram

    Czech Republic's Ondrej Bank crashes during the downhill race of the Alpine Combined at the FIS World Championships. Taken on February 8, 2015 in on Beaver Creek, Colorado.

    7. Daily Life, Second Prize Winner, Stories

    Bliss Dharma Assembly by Kevin Frayer / Getty

    Tibetan prayer flags, known as Lung-ta, on a hillside in the Larung Valley of Sertar County, Sichuan Province, China. Tibetan Buddhists take part in the annual Bliss Dharma Assembly. The last of four annual assemblies, the week-long annual gathering takes place in the ninth month of the Tibetan calendar and marks Buddha's descent from the heavens. Taken on October 30, 2015.

    9. Daily Life, Second Prize Winner, Stories

    Bliss Dharma Assembly by Kevin Frayer / Getty

    Tibetan Buddhist nomads listen during the annual Bliss Dharma Assembly. Taken on October 31, 2015 in Sertar county.

    10. Nature, First Prize Winner, Singles

    Storm Front on Bondi Beach by Rohan Kelly / Daily Telegraph

    A massive ‘cloud tsunami’ looms over Sydney as a sunbather reads, oblivious to the approaching cloud on Bondi Beach, Taken on November 6, 2015 in Australia.

    11. Nature, Second Prize Winner, Singles

    Whale Whisperers by Anuar Patjane Floriuk

    Divers observe and surround a humpback whale and her newborn calf while they swim around Roca Partida in the Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico. Taken on January 28, 2015.


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